LANZA, Joseph J.

LANZA, Joseph J.

LANZA, Joseph J. Age 48. Beloved husband of Annmarie (nee Yatsko). Loving father of Joey. Dear brother of Rick, Debbie (Jim), Tina, Angie, and Jim (Debbie). Dear uncle and friend to many. Joe was an excellent carpenter and the funny bone of the family. Please omit flowers.

Meet at church for the Memorial Mass 10:30am Wednesday, June 13 at St. Charles Borromeo. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow).

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  1. The Goff Family (Lynn, Kevin, Charlie and Jenna Goff) on June 10th, 2012 7:24 am

    We are so deeply saddened by the news of Joe’s passing. We only had the pleasure of knowing Joe for the 7 weeks that he helped turn our ugly kitchen into the beautiful room it is now. He was one of the nicest people we ever had the privilege of meeting. When someone is in your home day after day for that long, it’s a gift to really like them, and Joe was a gift. We always trusted Joe’s sound input and ideas, and I miss chatting with him about his love of family and cats. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, and to Chernisky Residential Designs. The Goff Family

  2. Andrea Wunderle Coble on June 10th, 2012 8:35 am

    Dear Lanza Family,

    The sad news of Joe’s passing reached Virginia yesterday (where I live). Joe was a very good friend to my brothers and strong influence on them. His talents were many, from singing to working with his hands on amazing interior projects. His life of success will be with us always. I am so sorry for your loss. Know that Joe will be remembered by so many who were touched by his zest for life.

  3. David Cook on June 10th, 2012 11:52 am

    I am very deeply saddened by the passing of my good friend, Joe. I have known Joe since i was 19 or so. Joe was very talented in music and a true craftsman at work. He was one of the funniest guys I was granted the gift to know. There were times over the years that we were very close and spent much time together. I wish i could have seen him a little more over the past recent years. I am very sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  4. Rhonda Klinko on June 10th, 2012 1:22 pm

    There are some people in life you never forget and Joe was one of those. He was beautiful inside and out with a voice to match. Anytime we would be driving in the same car, I’d ask him to sing “Your Love” by the Outfield, he would and to this day, I still can’t hear that song without hearing Joe singing it. I hadn’t seen him in so many years, but had always hoped to again some day…to thank him for being a friend when I really needed one. He wil always be loved. I wish I could write my heartfelt feelings into words, but since I can’t, I’ll just say I’m so sorry…

  5. Johnnie Casale on June 10th, 2012 3:51 pm

    This news saddens me so…all though only knowing Joe for a short time in the early 90’s, he left a big impression. What a truly amazing voice…and unique personality. I had always hoped to reconnect with Joe and record more music with him. His memory will always be with me. I’ll miss him even more now.

  6. Jill Crilley on June 10th, 2012 7:46 pm

    I am sending condolences to Jim and his family from Mildred and Jody Crilley. My Mom has fond memories of Jody and Joe sitting in her kitchen eating a rice dish that Joe really enjoyed.He will be missed by the Crilley family. Please accept our prayers during this difficult time. Jody and Mildred Crilley

  7. Donnie Boling on June 11th, 2012 1:29 am

    We will miss,Joe you have our deepest sympathy from our family to yours. We are very sorry for all the grief that you are going through.

  8. Karen DeLury on June 11th, 2012 7:04 am

    You and your family our in my prayer at this very sad time. My deepest sympathy.

  9. Aileen Cormier on June 11th, 2012 9:00 am

    I wish I could find some words that could lessen your pain. Please know that I’m thinking of you and praying for your family. I found great comfort in the following verse when we lost my father; perhaps you can find some comfort in it as well. With heartfelt sympathy, Aileen Cormier (Kathy’s sister)

    I leave my thoughts, my laughter, my dreams
    to you whom I have treasured
    beyond gold and precious gems.
    I give you what no thief can steal,
    the memories of our times together:
    the tender love filled moments,
    the successes we have shared,
    the hard times that brought us closer together
    and the roads we have walked side by side.

    I also leave you the solemn promise
    that after I am home, in the bosom of God,
    I will still be present,
    whenever and wherever you call on me.
    My energy will be drawn to you
    by the magnet of our love.
    Whenever you are in need, call me;
    I will come to you,
    with my arms full of wisdom and light
    to open up your blocked paths,
    to untangle your knots
    and to be your avenue to God.

    And all I take with me as I leave
    is your love and the millions of memories
    of all that we have shared.
    So I truly enter my new life
    as a millionaire.

    Fear not nor grieve at my departure,
    you whom I have loves so much,
    for my roots and yours
    are forever intertwined.

  10. Christa Lilley on June 11th, 2012 9:01 am

    Annie – I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, let me know.

  11. marc silbiger on June 11th, 2012 9:27 am

    Dear Joey…I was so sad to hear of your dad’s passing. My dad also died at a very young age and I can relate at least a little to your feelings of loss. I’ve known you since you we’re virtually a toddler, and watched you grow into an exceptional young man. Just know that you are in my thoughts often, and I’m sure that your faith will get you through this very difficult period. Love, Marc

  12. Judith Lozano on June 11th, 2012 10:34 am

    Dear Ricky and Family,

    My condolences and prayers are with you. Please know that I am here for you.

    GOD Bless All of You!

  13. Betty and Chris sprague on June 11th, 2012 11:41 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Joey and his family at this time of sorrow. My heart aches for you Joey and family, although I did not know Joe, my children lost their father to cancer, his name was also Joe. When you loose someone so special a part of you dies with them. May God Bless you at this time and always. Love The Sprague Family.

  14. Jim Lanza on June 11th, 2012 12:33 pm

    Dear Joe,
    I love you and I will miss you deeply.I will miss all your funny joking around, your wonderful singing, and your great carpentry skills. Joe thank you for being my friend and the greatest big brother anyone could ask for. Thank you for always being there when I needed a hand.Thank you for being my inspiration, and most of all thank you for for just being you.
    Joe, there will not be a day in my life that I wont miss you and think about you. I love you more than I could ever say.Ilove you with all of my heart.
    Love your brother Jim.

  15. Bunny Meriam on June 11th, 2012 2:18 pm

    Angie and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. You have often shared what a great carpenter he was. My prayers are with you and your family. God’s peace to you all.


  16. Cathy (Wintermyer) Bacher on June 12th, 2012 7:30 am

    Dear Angie and Family,

    Praying for strength and comfort during this most difficult time. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  17. Ron Saigh on June 12th, 2012 8:35 am

    Love you Joe will miss you and with summer coming we Jean and I always think of us making and eating koosa”, a stuffed hollowed zucchinie with rice and meat how slow you ate and how you enjoyed those days. R I P

  18. Laura Lorence on June 12th, 2012 8:55 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss Annie ~Laura

  19. Donna Miller on June 12th, 2012 10:06 am

    I am so sorry for you loss. We were just talking about your husband being an excellent carpenter. I am glad you will always have your fond memories of him as a loving and helping husband. God loves you Anna and will guide you through this sad time in your life. Try to always remember the many times you shared together and not the one day he went to be with the Lord.

  20. Cousin Ann Talvacchio on June 12th, 2012 10:55 am

    Dear Family,

    My heart is heavy with sadness. Know that my love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will miss Joe very much, most of his all his beautiful smile and his special gift that he gave so many of us, laughter and joy. I will always cherish the rare moments that we spent together and I am forever grafeful for them. I love you Joe and will miss you!

  21. Sandy Calco on June 12th, 2012 4:51 pm


    I am so sorry for your loss of your father. I never met him, but if he was anything like you, he was a great man. He must be very proud of you. Keep your dads memories alive in your heart and share them often.

    We miss you at Heinen’s

  22. Debbie Schlegel on June 13th, 2012 6:28 am

    Angie and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about your brother. I pray that you and your family find comfort in the memories that you all shared. My deepest sympathy.


  23. Mary & Vivian on June 13th, 2012 2:34 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that we are praying for you and your family. If there is something, anything we can do to help you, please just let us know what you need.
    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Your extended Co-workers At Fairview Hospital, Coding Center

  24. Bill and Lynn Owens on June 13th, 2012 6:34 pm


    We were so sorry to her about the loss of your husband. This is a very sad time for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sometimes we don’t understand what God has planned for us but we have to believe that in the end it is the best for us.
    With our deepest sympathy and love,
    Your cousins from New Castle,
    Lynn and Bill

  25. Angela Lanza on June 14th, 2012 8:32 am

    I will always love you and miss you. I smile at the memories I have of all the fun times, but cry at the thought of not being able to make any more.
    Thank you for being my brother and showing me all the love
    you did. Thanks for all the talks we had, for all the fun we had and for being a such a great uncle to my sons. Always there for us.
    I have always had a special place for you in my heart and
    you will never leave there. I am not sure why you were taken from us so soon. There will never be an answer good enough.
    I know you will be walking along side of us giving us
    strength to carry on.
    Give Mom and Dad a big hug for me.
    Your sister Angie

  26. Michael Lanza Family ( Shari and Eric) on June 16th, 2012 8:20 pm

    Dear Lanza Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Joey. My condolences goes out to you. Aunt Mary called me and informed me, I was shocked. My prayers and thoughts will be with you.

    Your cousin from Tennessee,
    Michael Lanza

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