WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield firefighter Michael Lanza, 35, of Scotch Plains died suddenly on Wednesday, Feb. 22. He was a father of two. 

According to his obituary, Lanza was born and raised in Westfield and lived in Scotch Plains with his family; wife Annett Lanza and children Anthony and Charlotte. He graduated from Westfield High School in 2000 and the Union County Fire Academy. Lanza was a Westfield firefighter and EMT since July 2003. He was a member of Local 30 FMBA. He was a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 98 at Coles School.

He is also survived by parents Glenn and Ellen Lanza, and brothers Brian and David.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit the Dooley Colonial Home; 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Helen’s Church, Westfield.