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John Van Laningham

November 23, 1940 — August 13, 2023


John Van Laningham, 82, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Wesbury Retirement Community in Meadville, PA.  John was the son of Dr. Leland W. Van Laningham and Florice S. Van Laningham of Edinboro.  He is survived by his brother, Jim Van Laningham.

John lived his entire life in Edinboro, PA.  He graduated from Edinboro High School and later became a member of the kitchen staff at Edinboro University’s Van Houten Dining Hall.  He loved football and was a volunteer with the university football team, attending every game, at home and away, for many years.  He established a scholarship in his name for athletes of the university, which has helped many students over the years meet the cost of tuition.

The Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Edinboro is entrusted with arrangements.

John will be buried beside his father and mother at Edinboro Cemetery, overlooking the lake.

Individuals wishing to remember John may contribute to the Van Laningham Athletic Scholarship, c/o the Financial Aid Office, PennWest Edinboro University, Hamilton Hall, 210 Glasgow Road, Edinboro, PA 16444.

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