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Joseph J. Lanz, Jr.
  • In lieu of flowers donations to
  • American Lung Association
    810 River Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Alzheimer's Association
    1100 Liberty Avenue
    Suite E201
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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“My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time. Joe was a kind and generous man and will surely be missed by many. He and Joan were...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Bernadette Campbell - Columbus, OH

“So very sorry to read of Joe's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Joe and I were classmates at St. Basil's in Carrick, Class of ...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Sincere sympathy and prayers from a classmate at St. Bssil's '48. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Sr. Marjorie Nickel - Kingston, MA

“Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family. Joe & Joan were super neighbors & friends here in Palm City Florida when they lived here....Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: John Adams - Palm City, FL

“Laurie Lanz & Family Our deepest sympathy too you and...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Bill & Martha Stauffer - PA

“COMO Lanz was a trusted leader, honorable man, and a dear friend. He and Joan left behind a world far better for their gifts to others and will be...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Mark and Jo Anne Draskovich - PA

“Fond memories of shooting pool with Joe along with the "Pool Group" from Cobblestone Village. A kind and gentle man, my sincerest and deepest...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Marlene Krenach - Valencia, PA

“Cathie-so very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Thinking of you and your family ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Gerry Lindauer - Valencia, PA

“Dear Lynn...So sorry for ur family's loss. It is truly a sad time in all of ur lives. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Patty Panza - Valencia, PA

“Shed a tear. What a great guy. I am sure he is reunited now to Joan. God Bless, sympathy to the wonderful family. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: JANIE JOYCE - Sharpsville, PA

“Fair winds & a following sea to a great ship-mate and fellow Flotilla member of the USCG Auxiliary, Butler, PA.Ray & Jan Nagy ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Ray Nagy - Apollo, PA - Friend

“Joe was a wonderful man. We were privileged to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara & John Hill - Watsonville, CA

“Dad...My buddy...My pal...My cohort...My movie (popcorn) partner...My doctors appointment companion...My Sunday Mass companion...My breakfast, lunch...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Cathie Adams - Gibsonia, PA


Of Valencia and formerly of Baldwin Borough, peacefully passed on August 30 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of 64 years to the late Joan (Strobel) Lanz. Loving father of Lynn (Vince) Doran of McLean, VA, Peg (Bill) Mangan of West Mifflin, Laurie Lanz of Scott Township, and Cathie (Jim) Adams of Richland Township. Devoted grandfather of Kelly Doran (Matthew Santo), Sean Doran (Jill Collins), Bill (Allison) Mangan, Joe Mangan, Nathan Penkava, Nicole Penkava, Steven Adams, and Kyle Adams. Loving great-grandfather of Mila Doran Santo and Quinn Marie Doran. Joe retired from Kenshock-Lanz Optical where he was co-owner and optician. He was an active member of St. Albert the Great Parish for many years. He was also very active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for over 40 years and served as the National Commodore of the Auxiliary 1993-1994. Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at William Slater's Funeral Svc., (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 10:30am at St. Richard's Catholic Church, 3841 Dickey Road, Gibsonia PA 15044. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Joseph will be laid to rest at Queen of Heaven in McMurray. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Lung Association or Alzheimer's Association are suggested.