Joseph W. Lanahan

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. He had a C-130 aircraft named in his honor as the FY 2008 Camp Honoree. He was also a member of Retired Officers Association, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club of Aston, PA and Alcoholic Anonymous.

He is survived by his wife, Irene A. Lanahan of Rising Sun, MD; a son, William A. Lanahan of Avondale, PA; daughters, Mary C. Murphy and her husband George of Hertford, NC; Diane M. Knittel and her husband Greg of Avondale, PA., and Rebecca Ann Woodall and her husband William, Sr. of Galena, MD; two brothers, Richard Lanahan and his wife Pam of Dallas, TX and James Lanahan and his wife Julie of Erie, PA; grandchildren, William A. Jr, Ryan B., Brandon, Kali, Lara, Quinn, Rachael and William, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Tony Lanahan; and sister, Mary Lanahan, SNR.

A Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at St Dennis Church, 153 N. Main St, Galena, MD 21635 Committal Service will be held 11:00 am on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors c/o the funeral home.

R.T. Foard Funeral Home Funeral Directors

& Crematory

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Published in The News Journal on Jan. 30, 2013