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Michel Joseph Lateur
Dec. 25, 1929-Dec. 23, 2018
Redwood City, California

Submitted by Carmen Lateur
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Surrounded by family and close friends, Michel Joseph Lateur passed away on Dec. 23 following a brief and sudden illness. He was 89 years old. Mike was born in San Francisco on Dec. 25,1929, to Gaston Leon Joseph Lateur of Belgium and Josephine De Poot of France. He graduated in 1947 from Sequoia High School and immediately enlisted in the Air Force, where he served for four years. He enjoyed his 10 years working at American Standard as well as his 27 years at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center where he has made notable contributions to the twenty GEV spectrometer, Mark I and Mark II detectors. Mike lived his life with energy and curiosity. He enjoyed tinkering with his inventions and was especially proud of his patents. He constantly dreamed of ways to better the world. He loved fixing houses and was never too busy to help a neighbor or a friend. All this is embodied in a gentle soul who never said no to a request for help. He found joy in traveling the world with his wife, Carmen. He was an outgoing person, who maintained life-long friendships while making new ones. He loved family gatherings and seeing his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up. Mike is predeceased by his oldest son, Charles Leon, but his spirit will be carried on by his wife of 34 years, Carmen Carvalho Lateur, his children Steven Michael, Michelle Jeanne, Paul Joseph, and Giselle Marie, and his eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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A celebration of life will be held at Crippen and Flynn Woodside Chapel, 400 Woodside Road, Redwood City, 94061 on Saturday, February 2nd from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. He will be greatly missed.

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