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Joseph Peter Lanza

March 19, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, February 4, 1922
Died: 
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Funeral: 
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
Ridglea Christian Church in Fort Worth
Other Arrangements: 
Inurnment will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2012 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Joe Lanza to James L West Alzheimer Center, 1111 Summit Ave, Ft. Worth, TX 76102.
Funeral Home: 
White’s Funeral Home, Weatherford.

Joseph Peter LanzaJoseph Peter Lanza

Joseph was born Joesepie Lanza, February 4, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio to Paul and Marie Battaglia Lanza. He had one brother and two sisters.

Joe served 20 years with honors in the United States Air Force and was a WWII vet. Following his military career, his occupations included owner and manager of a Dairy Queen in Oklahoma, a helicopter instructor for Southern Airways in Mineral Wells, and an industrial thread salesman for Heminway and Bartlett with a three state area. Joe enjoyed his family, reading, crossword puzzles, chess, playing card games, oil painting, and was an accomplished wood worker. He loved a challenge and believed in staying active. His hobby was developing and maintaining a 20 acre pecan tree orchard. His pecans received several state ribbons and awards.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and wife of 60 years, Aline Lanza.
Survivors include his two sons, Paul K. Lanza family, wife, Marjean, Russell and Joseph; Donald R. Lanza family, wife, Janet, Allison and David; and Cynthia Lanza Harrison family, husband, Jim, Dean, Jeff, and Vanessa; and great-grandchildren Lauren, Eric, Savannah, Andrea, Trevor, and Mylen.

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