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Bryan J. Lanahan

1945 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Bryan J. Lanahan Obituary
Corning | Bryan J. Lanahan died peacefully Wednesday evening, surrounded by family in his home in Big Flats, NY. He was born on March 21, 1945 in Corning, NY, the fourth of five close siblings of the late John T. (Jack) and Jane M. Lanahan.
Bryan grew up in Corning and graduated in the final high school class from Corning Free Academy in 1963. After obtaining a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from Cornell University, he worked for Corning Inc. where he enjoyed a 34-year career. Bryan especially enjoyed his position as President of Corning Enterprises in which he and his team collaborated closely with community members across the Twin Tiers on projects including the Finger Lakes Wine Country tourism campaign and the creation of Corning's Gaffer District.
In his retirement, Bryan continued to volunteer within the community. With music as one of his loves and talents, he performed for fun and charity: singing for the elderly at St. Joseph's Hospital, cantoring at Saint Mary Our Mother and Saint Michael's of Penn Yan, playing songs on Saint Patrick's Day with the Irish Troubadors, and performing regularly with his cowboy trio, The Tumbleweeds. He also served on the board of directors of the Rockwell Museum of Western Art and the Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development.
After being struck by lightning in 1971, Bryan fell deeply in love with his beloved wife Adele, marrying on July 29, 1972 at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Elmira. They raised five children, and have been blessed with thirteen grandchildren. Bryan took great delight in the time he spent with his grandchildren: sailing and skiing on Keuka lake, playing music, and teaching them the golf swing he learned as a life-long member at the Corning Country Club.
As an active member of the community, Bryan forged many deep friendships; the outpouring of love and support in his final weeks was something he and his family treasured.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years Adele Lanahan, his 5 children: Bryan (Cristina) Lanahan, Jr. of Rochester, NY, Paul (Alicia) Lanahan of Philadelphia, PA, Bartholomew (Colleen) Lanahan of Rochester, NY, Marcel (Maria) Lanahan of Auburn, NE, and Lisa (Brandon) King of Sherrard, IL; his 13 grandchildren: Paul Lanahan Jr., Judith Lanahan, Lia Lanahan, Fiona Lanahan, Lucia Lanahan, Bryan John Lanahan III, Pierce Lanahan, Stella Lanahan, Colton King, Ian Lanahan, Raphael Lanahan, Hudson King, and Henry Lanahan; siblings, Barbara (George) Connors of Big Flats, John (Noreen) Lanahan of Chicago, IL, Tim (Mary) Lanahan of Corning, brother-in-law, Arthur Stilwell of Painted Post, sister-in-law, Elizabeth (George) Welch of Corning, brother-in-law, Denis (Christina) Amisano of Watkins Glen, brother-in-law, Guy (Mary) Amisano of Horseheads, sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Walter) Poland of Ithaca, brother-in-law, Bill Donovan of Elmira, mother-in-law, Margaret Amisano of Elmira.
Bryan was predeceased by his parents John T. and Jane M. Lanahan, as well as his sister MaryAnn Stilwell and sister-in-law, Agnes Donovan.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 3rd from 1 until 4 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 4, 2014 at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad Street in Horseheads with Father Christopher Linsler officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Penn Yan.
The family will provide flowers and asks that memorial donations be made to Catholic Charities,, or to a .
Bryan's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in The Corning Leader on Aug. 1, 2014
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