We are sad to announce the passing of Eric Lato. Eric worked for many years in New England as a Valet, Outrider and Exercise Boy.

Eric Lato, 56, formerly of East Liverpool, Ohio, passed suddenly on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in Portsmouth, N.H., surrounded by family.

Born Dec. 9, 1963, he was the son of Louis and Martha (Thrasher) Lato . In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by his sister Marsha (Lato) Ward.

He is survived by his sister Cheryl (Lato) Coullahan of Huntington Beach, Calif.; his brother Samuel (Donna) Lato of Derry, N.H.; two brothers-in-law, John Ward of Wellsville, Ohio, and Michael Coullahan of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Eric was an outrider for many years at several different racetracks. He loved his horses, fishing, boating, fixing things and spending time with family.

Family graveside burial will be held at Columbiana County Memorial Park.