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Thomas Lanza, 102, Rutherford Resident

RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rutherford resident Thomas Lanza died on Sunday, May 15. He was 102.

He was born in 1913 in New York City to Joseph and Barbara Lanza.

Lanza was employed with MetLife as an insurance agent in Rutherford for 30 years before retiring in 1990. 

His wife of 60 years, Jean (Zybura), died in 2000. 

Lanza is survived by his son, Guy and his wife, Kathy, daughter, Carol Pforte and her husband, Fred, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and daughter-in-law Joyce Lanza. 

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Thomas, and a daughter, Barbara Snyder.

Cremation will be private.

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