Robert (Bob) Lanahan, 88, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away August 28th at home. Bob was born June 18th in Beaver, Pennsylvania to Edward and Burnzetta Lanahan. He graduated from Beaver High in 1949 and later joined the Navy in July 1949 until May 1954. He came home to Youngstown where he attended college at Youngstown State University and worked at Youngstown Sheet and Tube until they closed. He continued to work in accounting for the rest of his career. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, as well as his sister Norma Kratzert. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 56 years, Patricia, and his daughters, Catherine Lanahan (Murphy) of Davenport, Florida, Barbara (Brian) Newell of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Marilu (David) Oliver of Suwanee, Georgia. He also leaves behind his brother, Richard of Cape Canaveral, Florida, his grandson, Stephen, and granddaughter, Caitlin, as well as several nieces and nephews in Ohio, Connecticut and Tennessee. Bob was a wonderful husband and a great father! He was an avid golfer and never missed a Braves game. He always had a good story to tell or a funny joke and enjoyed making people laugh and smile. He was well liked by everyone he met, and got to know those he worked with, lived by and saw on a regular basis. He enjoyed family get togethers and parties. He also enjoyed walking his dogs in the neighborhood. In lieu of a funeral, the family is holding a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 1 at Marilu and David Oliver's home at 1446 Maple Ridge Drive from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friends and family are welcome to come and share their memories of Bob. To RSVP or contact the family, please call 678-642-5202.

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  1. Thank you for always being there when we needed you. You were always smiling, telling jokes and giving hugs to everyone. Never meeting a stranger is the way that we should all strive to live. Till we meet again, I know that you are healed and with family and all the sigs going for walks and doggie kisses looking out for us. Will miss you so much. Love you Dad.

  2. Thank you for making me feel like part of the family for almost my whole life! Listening to your stories and jokes as a kid growing up. Till we meet again, love you!

  3. Sorry Cathy about the death of your dad, you will all miss him. Thinking of you all.
    Stella and family, Northern Ireland

  4. Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.
    You and your family are in my prayers.

  5. I picked a blue candle for those beautiful blue eyes. We all miss you so much papa. But we will be okay. We will take care of Grandma. Just watch over us. Love you papa❤️

  6. I miss you so much, Dad. I wish I could get one more hug from you. I know you are probably in heaven seeing friends and family and making new friends. I won’t forget what a great Dad you were. I will miss you every day until I see you again. Love, Marilu

  7. Marilu, I felt like I knew your wonderful Dad, from listening to you talk so highly about him. I know he was a special person, and will be missed by you and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Not just a good neighbor but also a good friend. We miss your laugh, your smile, and your daily Braves update. Rest In Peace my friend.

  9. Will miss talking to Bob when he was taking his dailey walks. Such a nice sweet person. prayers for Miss Patti and the entire family
    patricia williamson

  10. I miss you so much Dad. You were always there for us, supporting us, no matter what. You taught us so much about how to treat others and how a little kindness go a long way. I know you are catching up with family and friends that left before you and probably making more new friends. I hope Jack was there to meet you. I love you, we will take care of Mom and each other.

  11. Just missing you bunches. I know you’re watching over us. I’ll always be your favorite blue eyed blonde hair granddaughter💙

  12. Happy thanksgiving papa! Today tyler and I sent you a balloon to heaven. Always thinking about you. Miss you so much. I love you! 💙

  13. Sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I worked with him for 17 years and we golfed many times together. He was always upbeat and funloving. He’ll be missed.

  14. It’s been 9 months without you and I miss you bunches. I wish you could be here to watch me get this degree for us. I hope I keep making you proud. I miss you so much. Love you 💙
    – your blue eyed blonde hair granddaughter

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