Joseph Lanza

(October 4th, 1968 - November 22nd, 2014)

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Joseph P. Lanza (Joe), age 46 of Ozark, Missouri passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his home. Joe was born in Victorville, California, on October 4, 1968, the son of Brenda Harrison (Lanza) and Paul Lanza. Joe graduated from Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas in 1986. He was employed by Aurora Networks in California for almost 15 years until summer 2014. As an engineer Joe architected many cable TV systems in America; solving complex issues for both customers and colleagues. Joe will be remembered for his sparkling personality and great sense of humor. A tremendous loss has been felt in Joe’s passing, but enriched many lives and his legacy will live on in those who had the blessing to know and love him. His life will live on in their hearts remembering their favorite Joe stories. Joe is survived by his parents, Brenda and Paul, and his three children, Lauren, Eric and Savannah. He is also survived by his soul mate Dawn, half- brother Russell and many other caring relatives and friends. Celebrations of his life will be held in Lawton, Oklahoma and Menlo Park, California. Cremation was under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at

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