In Memory of




Obituary for John Lanphere Sr.

John W. Lanphere Sr. passed away unexpectedly at UPMC Hamot on 1/17/2021 at the age of 79. He was born on June 20, 1941 in Jamestown, NY. The son of Steward Lanphere and Dorothy Bush Lanphere.

He was married to the late Lucinda Covey Lanphere whom he married on November 25, 1960.

He was a long time truck driver and would have still been driving if he could.

He was always willing to help anyone he could. He loved his yard sales – even if he didn’t need something he bought it because someone else may need it later on.

Survived by his companion Sandy Jackson of Erie PA, his children: Yvonne (the late James) Myers of Sinclairville, John W. (Marjorie) Lanphere Jr of Interlachen, FL, Clifford (Jennifer) Lanphere of Hawthorne FL, Susan (Ken) Randolph of Palm Bay, FL, Quintin (JoAnn) Lanphere of Sinclairville NY, Mathew (Lisa) Lanphere of Sinclairville, NY. Three bothers James (Mary) Lanphere, Justin (Karen) Lanphere, Jesse (Blanche) Lanphere, and a sister Shelby (Philip) Terry. 31 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife Lucinda, and parents he was proceeded in death by Joel (Shirley) Lanphere, Jerry (Cindy) Lanphere, and Jay Lanphere

A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Park United Methodist Church in Sinclairville, NY from 2pm – 6pm with a small service at 4pm.