1411 Vintage Lane, Rochester, New York 14626
Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Joseph Lana
Joseph William Lana Sr.
Rochester: Joseph passed away unexpectedly on February 7, 2019. He was loved and adored by his family and friends. Joe is predeceased by his loving mother, Joyce Lana; brother, Dave Lana. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Joseph “Joe” Lana Jr. & Jennifer “Jenn” Lana and their mother, Diane Lana; his father Samuel Lana; mother-in-law, Carol Wagner; siblings Deborah (Frank) Romeo, John Lana, Richard “Rick” (Lynn) Lana, twin brother, Lucien “Lou” (Angela) Lana, Liz (Jeff) Goldberg, Sam (Denise) Lana & Tim (Mary Ann) Lana; sister-in-law, Angela Gingello Lana. His memory will flourish in the hearts of his many nieces & nephews, Tina, Adam, Angela, Samantha Jo, Tony, Nicholas, Maddie, Sammy Jr, Emily, Sarah, Eli, Victoria, Richard, Anthony, Keila, Kia, Keliomer, Jack, Emma, Lucien, Jr. to whom he was known as Uncle Monkey, Uncle Pimpstone and Uncle Joe.
He brought much laughter and happiness to his family and to everyone that knew him, with a huge heart to match his radiant laughter. A rocker from an early age, and a passionate and talented musician, he played in many Western NY based bands, including Uncle Plum, Unlimited, Me and the Boys & Significant Other.
Joe started his life on Portland Avenue; his family eventually moved to Greece. He attended both 36 & 39 Schools, Junior High he went to Frederick Douglas, ending up at Greece Athena High School. Joe was a natural musician, playing the drums most of his life. He was creative and a very good artist too! He supported his family by driving trucks.
Joe was very close with his family and his extended family as well. He was the best father, uncle and always made sure no one was left out during holiday gatherings. He loved spending time with his family & friends.
He was an avid golfer, but above all love to drum, perform and entertain. He had many nicknames, but many knew him, “Pappy Pimpstone” and “Don Magic Wand.” Obviously he had sense of humor and LOVED to be the center of attention.
His family have heavy hearts in the presence of this void left by Joe’s death, and would welcome the support of his many, many friends at a memorial visitation, Wednesday, February 13th from 4:00 until 8:00pm at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane. His Life Story will be shared during his funeral ceremony, 10:00 am on Thursday, February 14th at the funeral home