Linda Ann Lanahan

September 1, 1947 - June 29, 2020

Age 72, of Warsaw, NY, passed away on June 29th at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

Linda was born in Corning, NY to William J. and Kathryn V. Lanahan on September 1, 1947. Linda liked solitaire, puzzles and routine and had a life-long love of music. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and tease.

Linda dealt with a lifetime of health problems with grace and fortitude. She found joy in shopping, gardening, watching the Weather Channel and DVDs and talking to her stuffed bunnies Pete and Repete.

Linda was fortunate to live out her final years in the North Maple IRA. The family wishes to thank the staff for their loving care.

Linda was predeceased by her parents and brother-in-law Neal Sorkin. She is survived by her sister Carol Sorkin of Syracuse, nephew Andrew (Miranda Turner) Sorkin, grandnieces Lily and Cassie Sorkin and grandnephew Gabe Sorkin of Arlington, VA.

Calling hours will be held at Robinson and Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY on Sunday, July 5th from 2pm – 4 pm.
A funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 155 State St., Corning on Tuesday, July 7th at 11 am with Fr. Matthew Jones officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 375 Park Ave., Corning, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, The American Kidney Fund or a charity of your choice.

Important Dates

July 5, 2020 : Calling hours for Linda Ann Lanahan - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

July 7, 2020 : Funeral service for Linda Ann Lanahan at St. Mary’s Church, 155 State St., Corning - 11:00 AM

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Jul 6.20 from Sandy Henry:

Mom and I send our prayers and sympathy to you and Andy and family. Although we never met Linda, I feel like we got to know her through you. She was so lucky to have her supportive family.

Jul 5.20 from Barbara Stubbs Eakin Bratton:

I am so sorry to hear about Linda.  She looked good and sounds like she had a good life.  Wish I could be there.  I noticed that your Neal had passed away as well.  I know that pain all too well.  When you get a chance, I would love to hear from you.  I remember watching Captain Kangaroo with Linda while we were waiting for your Dad to take us to school.  My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Jul 5.20 from Barbara Pierce:

Dear Carol and Andy and family -
I am so sorry for your loss.  I didn’t have the chance to meet Linda but through you, Carol, I learned of her humor and her ability to deal with the challenges that life brought her.  And I know what a wonderful sister you always have been for her.
I wish you all peace and good memories and please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.
Love, Barb

Jul 3.20 from Ace & Noreen Lanahan:

I have some wonderful memories of my earlier days growing up in Corning.  We had some wonderful family traditions. Most Sunday afternoons, the two Lanahan families, Jack and Bill’s wives and children would get together for an extended afternoon get together.  The adults would segregate themselves in the kitchen and the children would gather in the living room (in the winter) or outside and play games and enjoy the music. We learned all of the classic songs and games.  I am not sure where Linda got her green thumb, but she was very resourceful and always kept busy. I think she will probably be in charge of the flowers on Park Avenue and play cards with Jack, Bill, Kay and Jane.  She has a peaceful new home.  We will always remember her wit.

Jul 2.20 from Cindy Fladie:

Loved her and Love you Carol. There is a definite void without Linda. Hugs…