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Joan F. Lantz

February 26, 1928 - November 07, 2023


Obituary For Joan F. Lantz

Joan F. Lantz "Joannie", age 95, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 7. Beloved wife of the late Edward P. Lantz (2001) and is survived by her three loving children, Edward M. (Marianne) Lantz, Mark (Lynn) Lantz , Linda (Chris) Lantz Miller and eight grandchildren, Kara (Dan) Lantz Dantry, Matthew Lantz, Katie Lantz, Ian (Alejandra) Miller, Kurt (Kelly) Lantz, Ross Lantz, Kris Lantz, Kody (Rebecca) Lantz; proud great-grandmother of Hayden, Madison, and Levi; sister of the late Frank (survived by Marie) Rossi, Mary Ann (Bernard) Petkunas and Sister Mary Lambert of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Order.

Joan’s parents were immigrants from Italy and they enjoyed a rich Italian upbringing. Joan started her career at Westinghouse headquarters as a teletype operator transcribing messages all over the world. Joan and Ed met through work and were married for 46 years and she became a full-time housewife and mother to raise her three children. Joan and Ed became business owners of Gas Appliance Services and employed 25 people serving the Pittsburgh area.

She was a very devout Catholic and lived her life in the most Christian way. Joan is known for her Steeler rosaries, and made thousands of black and gold rosaries which she handed out to everyone, regardless if you were religious or not. She sent rosaries to Dan Rooney telling him we pray for the Steelers “win or lose”. Dan responded and thanked her for her kindness and “win or lose” prayers.

Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Friday, November 10, 2023 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Funeral prayer on Saturday at 9:15. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations graciously accepted for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God - 5802 Curry Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, 412- 882-9911. Thank you so very much. God Bless You.

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  • November 12, 2023

    To Joan's family: Earlier this year I had the pleasure of spending time with Joan. My mother resided in the same apartment building with Joan. She was a breath of fresh air every time I saw her. Always welcoming and excited to see us. I am sure she gave our Lord Jesus the same joyous greeting when He met her. The world is going to miss her sweet smile as I do. I will treasure my Steeler Rosary and think of her every time I pray with it. Diane Faust Dadowski

  • November 08, 2023

    Linda, Ed and Mark, along with your families, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Joan. I will always remember her sweet, kind way and how she always made me feel so special when she saw me. My love and prayers go out to you all. As you may know, I have lived in Florida for 11 years and not able to attend but my thoughts and prayers will be with you. Love to you all, Betsy

  • November 08, 2023

    My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Lantz/Miller family. I have so many wonderful memories of Shell! I will miss her and I know she is in heaven with Ed and the rest of her family. I love you all, RIP Shell. Love, Les