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Joseph W. Lanahan

March 12, 1936 - January 27, 2013
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Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Rd
Bear, DE 19701
Monday 2/4, 11:00 am
St. Dennis Roman Catholic Church
153 N. Main Street
Galena, MD 21635
Saturday 2/2, 10:00 am

Joseph W. Lanahan, age 76, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 27, 2013. Joseph was born in Darby, PA on March 12, 1936 to the late William A. & Vivian (Nelson) Lanahan. Joseph was a retired Lt. Col. of the Delaware Air National Guard. He was Squad Commander and Deputy Commander of Maintenance.Continue Reading

iola wells left a message on February 24, 2013:
my prayers for everyone. i am so glad to have met each of you, and worked with joe and irene. the three of us use to laugh and admit sometimes it made sence. your father loved each of you and was devoted to his "bride" irene. please give your mom a big huggg and love! iola
Kathy Klose Tomaszewski left a message on February 11, 2013:
Dear Lanahan Family, I am sure you all don't remember me but I am Aunt Athies sister. I use to have picnics at your house and visit with my mom Lena Klose.. We also did Stone Harbor trips with you all a couple of times. I always enjoyed your parents and thought they were pretty "cool". Please know that I am thinking of you all and to ALWAYS remember the wonderful times with both both your parents. Fondly, Kathy
Kathy Murray left a message on February 8, 2013:
Dear Jim and Jule, May your brother rest in everlasting peace. Kathy Murray
Linda Gocolinski left a message on February 8, 2013:
Just a note to let you know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers .And that your dad is going to be missed alot.
steve lanahan left a message on February 7, 2013:
we wish Irene, Billy, Chris, Diane, and Becky, grandchildren, and friends our condolences on the loss of Joe. He loved you all. Personally I cannot thank him and Irene enough for taking me in when I was transfered to a job in Delaware. We has some good times at the shore with the family during my stay. I will always remember his big heart and willingness to offer assistance.
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Diane Knittel left a message on February 5, 2013:
Dear Daddy, We have only honor and respect in your passing. You have conquered many hurdles courageously, and leave us with many a reason to be proud. Human nature allows us to forgive and forget, embrace and encourage, and I will do my best to do them all. Wonderful memories of an enriched life of travel, you taught us and shared. May we treasure each memory and hold the adventures close to our hearts. Mommy will always be safe as I know you will guardian her well. I will miss your little antics Dad............and then some All My Love, Diane PS: What would we do without the "Calvert Crew"
Maura Cuddahee left a message on February 3, 2013:
Im so sorry to hear of your loss.I pray for comfort for all of you.Sending love and comfort to Irene and all of the Lanahan family.Take care.
Kristin Deering left a message on February 3, 2013:
Growing up I remember looking up to Uncle Joe and hanging on his every word as he told us stories. He had a way of grabbing our attention and keeping us wrapped up in the story. When Mom and Dad said we were going to visit we would get excited to run down the big hill to play on those awesome swings and spend time with our cousins! Time with Uncle Joe and Aunt Irene was always fun. Uncle Joe had a way of making us feel at home and a part of the excitement. I remember him giving us a tour of the big planes and never forgetting to bring soveniers back. As I grew one of my fondest memories is when I got to go stay at the house on the beach with Uncle Joe and Aunt Irene. They showed me that they truly loved one another. Uncle Joe will be missed by all of us, but I know he is in heaven watching over us with Aunt Mary,Grandma and Grandpa.
Peggy and Charles Era left a message on January 31, 2013:
Dear Irene and family: Charles and I were very sad to hear about Joe. We know his faith and are rest assured that he is at "the party" in heaven. We met you many years ago when we were neighbors to Joe's sister Sister Mary SSND, Joe and Irene. We have had the pleasure to be included in family functions and have met everyone. Joe felt very blessed to have his family and our sympathy goes out to all. Joe had many endearing quallities and one of them was his choice of his lovely wife Irene many years ago. God's blessings of peace and confort to all. Peggy and Charles
william left a message on January 31, 2013:
Hey grandpup i know your not here antmore and i never realy thought about what i wont have anymore. I never realyv saw yoju in the last few months y6ou wedre alive but i did miss you and i do love you and always will i wish i could have told you about everything that has recently haappened in my life but i know you will watch over me and you can hear my prays so i will talk to you later and i hope you will listen... i love you and always will.
Jennifer Pitarresi left a message on January 31, 2013:
So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Such a good, kind man. SayIng prayers of comfort for the whole family.
Steve & Lisa Miller left a message on January 31, 2013:
Dear Diane & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You're in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless - Love, Steve & Lisa
Robin Ray left a message on January 31, 2013:
Chris, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time. Hold tight to the promises of God's unfailing love. He is holding your hand, take it and the healing that comes along with His love. -Robin-
Bob Krauss left a message on January 31, 2013:
Bill, My heart goes out to You and your whole family! Our thoughts prayers are with you All. He will be missed by all. He always made me feel more like family than a friend. God bless You All!!
Chris Murphy left a message on January 31, 2013:
Dad, You were right you can't hoot with the owls at night if you want to soar with the eagles in the morning! Just one of many things you taught me over the years that I have passed on to my children. We can't even beging to know how much we will miss you. We had so many wonderful times growing up. Growing up on Garden Lane, in Aston was the best! We all have wonderful memories and good stories from our youth. The sound of the ice cream truck coming around each night during the summer. Not sure if this was a smart move on our parts looking back it sure was fun running behind the mosiquto truck. Sledding down the hills in our back yard with all our neighborhood friends was a blast even if we did get frost bite from staying outside for so long. Let's not forget raking all those leaves in the fall to jump into. You showed us the world through your eyes in your travels with the Air National Guard, and the United States on our vacations as a family. We had many years of summer fun in Stone Harbour, NJ with family, and friends. When you and mom built your home and retired in Kentmore Park it made even more memories for not just your children but your grandchildren. You will always and forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Ray Hathaway left a message on January 31, 2013:
Irene and Family, Although the years have created much distance between us, all of your kindness and generous ways were no farther that a thought away. May the serenity that comes from sharing the loving memories of Joe comfort all of you now and in the days ahead. Peace and love always. Sincerely, Ray
Lt Colonel (ret.) Paul Willey left a message on January 30, 2013:
Joe was a tremendous mentor throughout my time in the Air Guard and a great friend for all the years afterward. I’ve never met a Commander who cared more for his “troops” and truly exemplified the Air Force core value of Service before Self. He will be sorely missed.
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