Lanny was born on August 11, 1936 in Houston Texas. He graduated from San Jacinto High School where he was voted most popular and was runner up in the most handsome category (tied with his cousin Alan Finger). Lanny played varsity football at San Jacinto and he remained close friends with his high school teammates all his life. Lanny went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in finance while playing football all four years. While at Penn, Lanny met his beloved wife Marilyn and they shared 60 wonderful years of marriage. Lanny loved the University of Pennsylvania and always wore his Penn baseball cap. He looked forward to going to his college fraternity reunions every year.
Lanny returned to Houston and began his career at Foley’s Department Store. Lanny had an amazing career at Foley’s and treasured his time there. Family was everything to Lanny and when his father called to ask him to help out at the family business, Lanny left Foley’s and went to work with his father at Glick Textiles. Lanny took over and made it a tremendous success for his family. He loved working with his father and retired from business having worked for over 40 years at Glick Textiles.
Lanny doted on his wife, Marilyn and spent as much time as he could with his children and grandchildren. He looked forward to his daily calls with them and couldn’t wait to hear all about their lives and to offer his advice. He loved playing poker with his friends and loved organizing lunches for his high school football teammates.
Lanny is survived by his wife, Marilyn Glick; daughter, Karen Calvert and her husband Monte; his son Craig Glick and his wife Cathy; his grandsons, Joshua, Sammy and Justin; his granddaughter, Lauren; and his sister Donna Lewis.
He was predeceased by his father, Jacob Glick, and his mother Rosella Glick.
A private interment will take place at Beth Yeshurun Allen Parkway cemetery and a Memorial Service will occur at Beth Yeshurun Synagogue, 4525 Beechnut St, Houston, 77096, on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm in the Freedman-Levit Sanctuary with Rabbi Fort officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to UT Southwestern Medical Center, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888 or online at engage.utsouthwestern.edu to support Alzheimer’s disease research.