Rochester Mourns Local Drummer Joe Lana

Obituary of Joseph William Lana

Joseph William Lana Sr.

Rochester: Joseph passed away unexpectedly on February 8, 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 “Jen” Lana and their mother, Diane Lana; his father Samuel Lana; mother-in-law, Carol Wagner; siblings Deborah (Frank) Romeo, John Lana, Richard “Rick” Lana, twin brother, Lucien “Lou” (Angela) Lana, Liz (Jeff) Goldberg, Sam (Denise) Lana & Tim (Mary Ann) 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 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.

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, Wedndesday, 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.