Darnell Ray "Nell" Lantz-Williams

  • Died: May 6, 2021
  • Location: Scottdale

Saloom-Rega Funeral Service

730 W Main St
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666

saloomfs@verizon.net
Tel. (724) 547-2122

Tribute & Message From The Family


Darnell Ray "Nell" Lantz-Williams
Sunrise March 10, 1959
Sunset May 6, 2021

Darnell Ray Lantz-Williams "Nell", 62 of Scottdale passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday May 6, 2021 at his home. Nell was born on March 10, 1959 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Arthur Graves of Jeannette and the late Gertrude Johnson. He was a 1977 graduate of Mt. Pleasant Area High School where he participated on the track team winning multiple track and field awards and records. He was formerly employed by Lenox Crystal, Mt. Pleasant and the Westinghouse and Sony Corporations. Nell loved to play his harmonica and listen to the blues, he was an avid joke teller and enjoyed watching Christian television programs. Surviving are his brothers and sisters, Edward D. Lantz, Jr, of VA, Terri Lantz Baldwin and Teresa Lantz Brown both of Scottdale and Kirk D. Lantz of Mt. Pleasant; also surviving are his step-parents, Edward D. and Linda S. Lantz; his step brothers and sisters; nieces and nephews, multiple step nieces and nephews; 12 great nieces and nephews; 1 great great nephew; his many friends and his health care aide, Joanne Blose, who he loved dearly and all who knew him and loved him.

Family and friends are invited to attend Nell's memorial service at 2pm Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE 730 W. Main Street Mt. Pleasant. Please visit Darnell's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook, Richard Rega, funeral director. Face masks and social distancing are required.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Teresa, Bucky, Kirk and Terri

I was very saddened to learn of Darnell's passing. I've known all of you since I was a young boy, like 6 years old. We had a lot of good times growing up. My thoughts are with all of you. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Jason Barr

Posted by Jason Barr - Mount Pleasant, PA - Friend   May 20, 2021

Words cannot express the heartfelt sympathy I am extending to the Lantz Williams family, for the sudden loss of my best friend Nell. He will be greatly missed and I too will miss all the jokes and special conversations wr shared. Rest in his arms Nell.
Blessings

Posted by Julie McFadden - Newark, DE - Friend   May 11, 2021

Words cannot express the heartfelt sympathy I am extending to the Lantz/Williams family, for the sudden loss of my best friend Nell. He will be greatly missed and I too will miss all the jokes and special conversations wr shared. Rest in his arms Nell.
Blessings

Posted by Julie McFadden - Newark, DE - Friend   May 11, 2021

So sorry to hear of Darnell's passing. My sympathy to all. RIP Darnell

Posted by Mary Blaszkowski Hough - Lancaster, PA - Friend   May 11, 2021

Sorry for your loss Kirk.

Posted by Brian Canose - Acquaintance   May 10, 2021

Nell and I met in middle school while playing midget league football. I went to Hurst and Nell Ramsey but we immediately hit it off. He laughed easily and his heart was full. I'm saddened to know that your wonderful lightness of being won't be shared in this world but will brighten the halls of Heaven. With love and my deepest condolences. James Frock

Posted by James Frock - Frisco, TX - Friend   May 10, 2021

Sending our deepest condolences to Teresa, Kirk, Bucky and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Pat Kwak & Kelly

Posted by Kelly Vernon - Mt Pleasant, PA - Friend   May 10, 2021

Remembering Darnell as an amazing harmonica player and hold special memories of New Years Eve with him playing the blues.

Posted by Dan Kelly - Mt Pleasanr, PA - Friend   May 10, 2021

Fly with the angels.

Posted by Maureen Murphy - Grapeville, PA - Friend   May 10, 2021

Teresa, Kirk, & Family,
I'm so sorry to here of the loss of your brother. I remember all of your family growing up as loving, kind, fun, and friendly. As with all of us, depending on our age, we were friends and have more memories of people closer to our age. At the same time, coming from a family with many siblings myself, my thoughts & prayers are with you all, at your loss. May your loving memories somehow bring you some comfort in this difficult time. God Bless you and your Family.

Posted by Linda Wilson- Henderson - My Pleasant, PA - Friend   May 10, 2021

My sweet nephew resting in the arms RIP my love

Posted by Carol Runnels - Spring,j, TX - Family   May 09, 2021

Kevin & I send our sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Kim Brasher - Mt. Pleasant, PA - Friend   May 09, 2021

Aunt Pat will miss you. You are like my little brother not my nephew. I will miss your phone calls telling me jokes that always left me in stitches. Sleep in Peace Baby We Will Meet Again ❤

Posted by Patricia Hobson - Family   May 09, 2021

i will miss all the laughs we shared over the years although it has been a while since i last saw you..you will be missed..RIP

Posted by Cindy bowers - RECTOR - Friend   May 09, 2021

Aunt Pat will miss you dearly. You are more like my little brother than my nephew. I will miss you calling with a joke that always left me in stitches. Sleep in Peace Baby we will meet again ❤

Posted by Patricia Hobson - Family   May 09, 2021

Peace, Love ....R.I.P.... Dano

Posted by Dan DeAmbroggi - Mount Pleasant, PA - Friend   May 09, 2021

Love and prayers

Ame Caline

Michel Polnareff

Posted by A friend   May 09, 2021

Rest in peace my friend you could run faster than the wind

Posted by Randy Biller - Mt Pleasant, PA - Friend   May 09, 2021

to a good friend and great man. Will miss all the good times growing up . this world needs more men like you. you could run like nobody Nell ! 28 jet sweep and gone !! Rest in Peace

Posted by Paul Vanella - Mt Pleasant, PA - Friend   May 09, 2021

I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Posted by Lori Hudec Monroe - Mt Pleasant, PA - Friend   May 08, 2021

I'll miss talking to you every month and telling me a joke with each call. I love ❤ the relationship we found with each other for over 20yrs. Thank you for all the laughs and your calls on my Birthday and both of us calling on Holidays. Rest easy now my Eldest Brother.

Posted by Toi Graves - Jeannette, PA - Sister   May 07, 2021

Being around you always put a smile on my face no matter what mood I was in you always made sure there was a smile on my face. I still have the picture of the first time you held my oldest son and you had the biggest smile on your face. I think that's what ill miss the most that wonderful smile that no matter what you always had on your face. I love you and miss you uncle nell. You'll forever be with me in my heart as you always have been. So sorry you left us already.

Posted by Tiffany Murdock - Melcroft, PA - Family   May 07, 2021

Much love is sent from Lonnie & Joanie. Our hearts are with you all. Nell was a great guy & loved everyone.

Posted by Joanie & Lonnie Black - Mount Pleasant, PA - Friend   May 07, 2021