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5/16/12

Death of a Classmate - William John Lane - 19th Co.


 William John Lane  passed away on May 10, 2012. Bill was born on Feb 21, 1933 and raised in Rockaway Beach, NY. At the age of 17 Bill received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He proudly served his country as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He was a Commander (and plank owner) of the "USS Fox" during the Viet Nam War doing battle in the Tonkin Gulf. Bill worked in the private sector for 30 years on the cutting edge of computer technology at IBM and then ITT Currier. Because of his love for baseball, upon retirement, he took a job with the Arizona Diamondbacks working as an usher in the owner's box. He also started his own note worthy business Home Checker Services. Bill had a passion for life and lived his life with honor and integrity. He was an avid tennis and gin player, he also loved to ski, sail and travel. Bill loved his family, his friends, his country, the sea, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. He will be fondly remembered for his wit and sense of humor, infectious laugh, warm smile, kindness, honesty and ingenuity. He is survived by his loving family, wife Anita Lane of Scottsdale AZ., sister Margaret (Peggy) McCrory and husband Frank of Boston, MA., 5 children, Leslie Katzenmeier and husband Dana of San Diego, CA, William S. Lane of San Diego, CA, Douglas T. Lane of San Diego, CA, Suzanne M. Slater of San Diego, CA, Patrick J. Lane and wife Natalie of Scottsdale, AZ. 7 grandchildren, Sherris and Erica Minor, Jessie Lane, Jaime and Megan Slater, Colton and Carson Lane, 3 nieces, 1 nephew (their families), step-daughter Bettina Hughes, ex-wife Alice Lane, and 2 pugs. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11:00am at Our Lady Of Joy Catholic Church, 36811 N. Pima Road.
AZCentral.com

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