Gulay U. Lannon, homemaker

Gulay U. Lannon, a homemaker who enjoyed playing the piano and singing, died June 7 of cancer at her daughter's Rodgers Forge home. She was 75.

The former Gulay Ulular was born and raised in Samsun, Turkey, where she graduated from a French-American high school.

She met her future husband, Cormac Martin Lannon, while he was serving with the U.S. Air Force in Turkey. They were married in 1963 and later settled in Mount Washington.

Her husband, a civil engineer who retired as head of construction management for the city Department of Public Works, died in 2009.

Mrs. Lannon, who in addition to English, spoke Turkish and French, was an accomplished seamstress. She liked baking and decorating cakes for birthdays, weddings and showers.

While she lived in Mount Washington, she was a parishioner and volunteer at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart. After moving to Gambrills some years ago, she became a communicant of Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church.

In addition to hosting family parties, Mrs. Lannon enjoyed playing the piano, singing and dancing, and vacationing at the beach.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon Tuesday at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road in Rodgers Forge.

Mrs. Lannon is survived by two sons, Paul H. Lannon of Gambrills and Martin T. Lannon of Elkridge; a daughter, Patricia G. Ryan of Rodgers Forge; and seven grandchildren.

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