Anthony Richard Carani

Born: Sun., Jun. 10, 1934
Died: Sun., Aug. 1, 2010

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Anthony Richard Carani, age 76, of Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA, died Sunday, August 1, 2010 at NCH North Naples Hospital while vacationing in Bonita Springs, Florida. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 10, 1934, he was the son of the late Valerio Carani and Elvira Melargano Carani. He graduated from Shaw High School in East Cleveland, Ohio and joined the United States Navy serving his country during the Korean War. After the war he graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After many years in sales and marketing, he retired from General Foods as international sales manager. His first wife and the mother of his children, Joan Patterson Carani, preceded him in death in 1994 after a courageous battle with cancer. He married Susan Braland in 1998 and in July of 2000 they moved from Dunwoody to Reynolds Plantation. He attended Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro and was a member of the Reynolds Plantation Mens Golf Association and Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth. He was especially fond of golf and was known to shoot a round of golf lower than his age. He had taken numerous international trips and cruises with Italy being his favorite. He also enjoyed reading, cooking, and walking.

In addition to his wife, Susan Braland Carani, of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by his children, Abby Carani Helton and husband Tony of Lawrenceville, GA, Laura Carani Bowers and husband Todd of Gainesville, GA, Mark Carani and wife Stacey of Lawrenceville, GA and Michael Carani of Lawrenceville, GA; a brother, Paul Carani and wife Ruth of Willoughby, OH; his grandchildren, Amanda Marks, Marissa Carani, Olivia Carani, Christina Carani, Jake Bowers and Julia Bowers; a great grandchild, Brady Maddox; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Bradley Marks.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Father G. Philip Ryan officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, 201 Mt. Vernon Road NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Serving as pallbearers are Bob Schoen, Mike Atkins, Dan Murphy, Cecil Roth, Jim Owens, Ray McGinty, Steve Adams and Joe Boyd. A vigil will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by visitation until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Oconee Regional Humane Society, 6350 Lake Oconee Parkway, Suite 102, PMB 178, Greensboro, GA 30642 or Habitat for Humanity, 1371 Willow Run Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Bob and Nancy Stevens
   Posted Tue August 03, 2010
Every memory of Rich is a beautiful one. We have lost a wonderful man. Our deepest sympathy to Sue and the family.

Jane and Howell Cobb
   Posted Tue August 03, 2010
Our deepest sympathy. Jane and Howell Cobb 1310 Dogwood Drive Reynolds Plantation

Jan Delbert
   Posted Wed August 04, 2010
Sue, The circle of prayer that surrounds you and your family is bigger than you may imagine. God bless you and your family. Jan Delbert

John and Cynthia Kausch
   Posted Wed August 04, 2010
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Rich's death. Our sympathies and prayers go out to Sue. We feel like we've known Rich and Sue longer than the 3 years we've spent at Reynolds and with them. We share many fond memories of golfing and socializing with them.

Lynn Brugler
   Posted Wed August 04, 2010
Dear Mrs. Carani, I am very sorry to hear about Mr. Carani. I was so glad that I got to meet him a few weeks ago. He was such a nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Lynn Brugler The Colony Bay Club

Al & Sue Mayoros
   Posted Wed August 04, 2010
To Sue and Rich's family, our prayers are constant for you during this sorrowful time.

Tom and Vicki Barnes
   Posted Wed August 04, 2010
WE ARE ALL SO VERY SAD TO LOSE RICH. WE LOVED HIM SO MUCH AND LOVED HAVING HIM BE A PART OF OUR FAMILY GATHERINGDS WHEN HE ND SUE WOULD COME BACK TO IOWA. WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE KNOWN HIM AND WE ARE SO SAD FOR SUE AND RICH'S FAMILY. hIS MEMORY WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON WITH US.

Andy & Cheryl Andrews
   Posted Wed August 04, 2010
May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Amy Martin
   Posted Wed August 04, 2010
Rich will be terribly missed by so many people. Sue, I wish we could be there to say goodbye. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

Wendy Crank
   Posted Thu August 05, 2010
Dear Sue, I am so sorry to hear about Rich. He is one of those people that you met him, the pleasure was yours. Sue, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers and please know your LEXUS family is and will always be there for you.

Carolyn & Kevin Scheck
   Posted Sun August 08, 2010
Our deepest sympathies.

S Ford
   Posted Tue August 10, 2010
I am so sorry to learn about your loss. Please know that you are not alone. God will be with you to comfort and strengthen you. Keep his promises close to your heart. His Word assures us that our loved ones will truly be remembered and soon they will be brought back to life. (John 5:28,29) Please accept my deepest sympathies and my prayer for peace for you and your entire family.