Jay Allen Vanlaningham, age 54 and a lifetime resident of Milford, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
Born in Goshen on August 25, 1968, Jay was the son of the late Rita (Hare) Vanlaningham and Richard "Ric" Vanlaningham who survives. He was a graduate of Wawasee High School, class of 1986. Jay was a hard worker who worked with his family at Van Cabinets for sometime and for many years at Jasper Plastics in the moulding area.
Jay is remembered for his good sense of humor and his smarts. He was a collector of International Harvester memorabilia and IH toys. He liked to try his luck at the Casino and time spent outdoors at home.
Titus Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington Street, Syracuse is entrusted with care of Jay and his family. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Funeral Home with visitation from 11 am to 1 p.m. A memorial serivce will follow.
In addition to his mother, Rita, Jay was preceded in passing by brother, Troy Stephenson; nephew, Dustin Miller and brother-in-law, John Nace. Those who survive include father, Ric (Sandi) Vanlaningham; sister, Kelly (Dave) Warrick of Mesa; two half-sisters, Naomi (Richard) Stouder of Syracuse and Sarah Nace of Warsaw and girlfriend, Petra DeFreeuw. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.