Michael John Lanasa, Jr., age 60, of 7609 South Lake Bluff 0.5 Drive Gladstone (Escanaba Twp.) passed away at home on Saturday, January 19th, 2008 following a lengthy illness.
Michael was born June 29th, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Michael John Lanasa, Sr. and the former Ruth Ward and was raised in Baltimore. Mike attained the status of Eagle Scout in Essex, Maryland during his formative years. After graduating Kenwood High School in 1965, he received his BA Degree in Forestry in1969 from the University of West Virginia. In 1971, Mike received his Masters Degree in Forestry and land management from the same university. In addition, while in college he was a member of ROTC. On August 23rd, 1969, Mike married the former Linda D. Devett in Baltimore and together raised two children. From October of 1971 through October of 1973, Mike served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as 1st Lieutenant.
Michael began his career with the United States Forest Service in West Virginia in 1973 and he later took a transfer with the U.S. Forest Service in 1974 to Delta County where he was employed and has resided since.
Mike Lanasa was an active member of the Memorial United Methodist Church of Delta County, the committee for the