Huntt Funeral Home

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Mr. James F. Lanahan

May 26, 1932February 1, 2020

James Francis Lanahan, 87, of Hughesville, Maryland passed away, Saturday, February 1, 2020. Jim was born May 26, 1932 in Lynchburg, Virginia to Harry and Virginia (White) Lanahan. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Annette Theresa Lanahan of 50 years, and his 4 brothers and sisters, Charles (Buddy) Patterson, Joyce Phipps, Mary Nell Fowler, and Elmer Nunamaker. He is survived by 2 brothers, Willam and Raymond Lanahan, and his 3 children, Brenda Vendemia (John), Lisa Apperson (John Michael) and James Lanahan, Jr. (Linda). He was a proud grandfather of 4 grandchildren (Christina, Nicholas, Stephanie and Eric) and 3 great-grandchildren (Sebastian, Everleigh and Ethan). Jim joined in the Navy in 1952 and then transferred to the Naval Reserves where he served from 1956 to 1960. He retired from the Architect of the Capitol in 1987 after 32 years of Federal Service. His favorite hobby was buying lottery tickets and dreaming of what he could do with the winnings to spoil his family. Services for James will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8908 Old Branch Ave. Clinton, Maryland on February 12, 2020 at 11:00am followed by a burial at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in remembrance of Jim's beloved, late wife, Theresa.


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Burial Resurrection, Cemetery Clinton, Maryland Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Mr. James F. Lanahan

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Terri Lanahan - Leanza

February 10, 2020

Uncle Jim serving as Best Man at his brother Bill’s wedding July 10th 1953 . 🇺🇸❤️

Christina Stoehr

February 10, 2020

John Lanahan

February 7, 2020

When I was fifteen years old ,I use to spend weekends down in Clinton Maryland with my cousin little Jimmy , the one fond memory I have was Aunt Teresa cooking , Uncle Jimmy eating , both of them laughing and being sarcastic in a playful way with each other , and I remember thinking even at that age that’s the kind of marriage I want to have , well I do . My Uncle Jim and Aunt Teresa where great fun loving people .. who I will miss until we are all together again , I wish Uncle Jim , Aunt Teresa peace love you both .. always have always will

Sharon Anderson

February 4, 2020

Uncle Jimmy, you always had a great smile. What great childhood memories I have of you. You absolutely loved fried chicken which I remember so vividly. What fun we all had at the Beach together. Those were some great family times together. You were always such a calm, positive image in my mind. I will miss you. Love Sharon and Dale

Robin Broyles

February 4, 2020

Jimmy was my “other” Dad. He loved to tease me—often sending me running home to tell my Dad! I grew to love his teasing because I knew it was his way of saying he loved me! I have so many memories of him and so thankful that I had such a nice time spending last Thanksgiving with him reminiscing about Theresa, my parents and all the old times. I will miss and always love him and comforted knowing he is at peace in Heaven.

Terri Lanahan-Leanza

February 4, 2020

I have such great memories of Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Teresa growing up. There were so many good times at Ocean City Md.
and Holidays and family gatherings. Uncle Jim had a great smile
and we use to enjoy seeing him with my dad (Bill) and Uncle Ray
watching the three of them cut up and laugh are some of my fondest memories. We will miss him and no one will ever be
able to fill his shoes. There is some comfort to know that he
and Aunt Teresa are together again. Love you both, Terri