Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

 Sad Saltaire news: Judge Dick Latham died Sept. 3 in Maryland  Fine man, great husband and father, wonderful friend...

Boy, could he play softball

Richard B. Latham Sr.

     Tuesday, September 4, 2012 9:28 pm
EASTON The Honorable Richard B. Latham Sr., a former Circuit Court Judge for Montgomery County, died on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at The Gardens at William Hill Manor in Easton. He was born in Patchogue, N.Y. on June 12, 1926. He was the son of the late George Latham and Muriel Seaman Latham.
Judge Latham grew up on Long Island and southern Maryland, before moving to Bethesda where he graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in 1943. After serving with the United States Army during World War II, he attended the University of Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland Law School with a JD degree.

Judge Latham practiced law in Bethesda before being appointed to the People's Court, later known as the District Court, in 1970. He then sat on the Circuit Court from 1975 until he retired in 1988 at which time he moved to Easton.
He was a member of the American Judges Association, American Judicature Society, Montgomery County Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Talbot County Bar Association, Maryland Bar Foundation, Saltaire Volunteer Fire Department in New York, and a former member of the Talbot Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy Hendrickson Latham; three sons, Richard B. Latham Jr. and his wife Francie of Golden, Colo., Jeffrey G. Latham of Narragansett, R.I., and Stephen G. Latham and his wife Lea of Muttontown, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, George Latham, and sister, Marjorie Luther.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jimmy - thanks for recognizing dad on your site and the kind words. I am sure his ghost will be present on the field next summer (and beach, SYC, SVFD, etc...)

We hope to have an event at the beach next summer to celebrate his life, of which Saltaire was at its core.