William Michael Lanza

william lanza

January 2, 1949 ~ July 14, 2015

Bill Lanza always said and believed the greatest achievement in life is the happiness of your family. He made every dream his wife ever had come true. He brought her happiness and love everyday of their lives. He raised a daughter who he grew up learning from his love and now loves the way he did with the same abundance of generosity and search for excellence in everything she does. His career included owning two steel companies, laundromats, shopping centers and founding of a bank but most importantly enjoying the Friendship of all his associates. His happiest memories were when he was a member of The New York Zoological Society, Tiro A Segno and White Beeches Country Club. Survived by his beloved wife Linda (nee: Johnson), his devoted daughter Antoinette Lanza, his dear sister and brother Karen and Dean Lanza, Step-Daughter Louise Baker, Granddaughter Tina Baker and Grandson Dennis Baker, Great Grandchildren Sofie and Connor Baker. He was pre-deceased by his parents Joseph and Karen Lanza. Funeral Mass on Thursday July 23rd at the Historic Madonna Church 2070 Hoeflys Lane Ft. Lee, NJ at 11 am. Memorial Service at the Watermark 8100 River Road, North Bergen, NJ 07047 Thursday from 4 to 8 pm.

"You may ask, where is the man whose hands can encompass what his heart can only guess" It was Bill Lanza and thank God he was ours.


Visitation at Residence: July 23, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Family home of William Lanza
8100 River Road Apt. 313
North Bergen, NJ 07047

Mass: July 23, 2015 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Memorial Service: July 23, 2015 7:00 pm

Watermark Towers
8100 River Road
North Bergen, NJ 07047

Final Resting Place:

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

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  1. Bill was a great older brother. he was always sharing his spirit of adventure. Creating opportunity for me to fly.
    Your turn now, Bro. Fly with the eagles where you belong..
    You will be in my heart forever.
    Your sister, Karen

  2. All my heartfelt sympathies to all of you during this difficult time. Bill now is at peace with no suffering…he is surrounded by his loving parents and all those others who passed before him … for I know we all will be reunited in eternity. Please keep a smile on your lips with his memories… for his love is embedded in all our hearts til then … love and hugs, Nancy

  3. I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May God almighty father of tender mercies and all comfort continue to strengthen you all (2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4). We all indeed look forward to the fulfillment of God's promise to completely remove death, tears, mourning, outcry and pain (Revelation 21:4). The Bible also provides assurance that in God's Kingdom, our dead loved ones will be brought back to life ( John 5:25). May these promises from God bring you comfort. You can also learn further about God's purposes at http://www.jw.org

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