Michael E. Lanza|
AGE: 92 • Toms River
Michael E. Lanza, 92, of Toms River, NJ., passed away Sunday, June 08, 2014. Born in Newark, NJ., he was a longtime resident of Newark before moving to Toms River 24 years ago.
Michael was owner of M&T Lanza Bottle Dealers in Newark, NJ until 1971. He then was a Truck Driver for Popola & Sons in Newark, NJ., for many years. He was a US Army Air Corp WWII veteran, attaining the rank of Corporal and honorably discharged as a member of the 553 Bomb Squadron. Michael was a parishioner of St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Berkeley Twp., and was a member of the Silver Ridge Park North Men's Club.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years Carmella "Millie" (nee Martucci), 2 daughters Elizabeth Mauncele of Harrisburg, PA., and Annette Wanamaker of Clifton, NJ., a son Michael Lanza of Florida, a sister Phyllis Memoli of Florida, 7 grandchildren Nicholas IV, Micheal, Alanna, Tamara, Marissa, Michael and Mario and 5 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday 11:30am at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Berkeley Twp. Entombment to follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com
Published in Asbury Park Press from June 9 to June 10, 2014