Robert C. Lannis, 84, Massena
Monday, December 24, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Robert C. Lannis, 84, of County Route 41, passed away on Dec. 24, 2012 at Massena Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on June 2, 1928 in Smithville, the son on Edwin and Thelma (Hodge) Lannis. Robert served in the United States Coast Guard. Robert was the owner of Needed Sales & Service Mobile Homes for 10 years, and was the manager of Hawk Sales. He married Rolande D. Dewey on December 29, 1951 in Bellville. Mrs. Lannis predeceased him on December 3, 2012. After retirement he and his wife enjoyed traveling, and surfing the internet.

Robert is survived by two sons, Guy and Mary Lannis of Massena and Matt Lannis of Maui, HI; a daughter, Robin and Steve LaCourse of Massena; four grandchildren, Ryan Lannis of Massena, Myah Lannis of Kingston, Marcy Lannis of Lowville, and Andrea LaCourse of Portland, OR; two great grandchildren, Molly and Noah Lannis both of Massena; a sister Betty Grove of Gainsville, FL; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at a later date. Interment will be in Massena Center Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Online condolences may be made to