Stephen R. Lane, 64, of state Route 22 in Whitehall, passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at the Glens Falls Hospital..
Born on Jan. 29, 1944, in Massachusetts, he was the son of the late George and Ethel (Jepson) Lane.
He was a graduate of Whitehall High School, Class of 1961. He attended Miner’s Institute in Plattsburgh and graduated from Cobleskill College. He is presently a board member of the Whitehall Central School , a councilman on the Whitehall Town Board ,a member of the County Committee , a member of the Cooperative Extension Board and a member of the B.P.O.E., Lodge 1491 of Whitehall.
Steve owned and operated a dairy farm in Whitehall, an occupation which he thoroughly enjoyed. He had a love for life and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was always willing to help friends and neighbors and was a good neighbor to all. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was willing to listen.
Besides his parents, Steve is predeceased by his first wife, Eileen (Bennett) Lane, who died in 1980, his son George Lane, who died in 2003 and his sister, Janice Lane.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene M. Lane, two sons, Richard Lane and Andy Lane; stepdaughter, Caitlin Hood, stepson, Edward Hood and his wife, Serena and his granddaughter, Honor, who was devoted to her “Pop Pop;” three brothers, Robert Lane of Catskill, Dale Lane and his wife, Louise, of Whitehall and Barry Lane and his wife, Priscilla; two sisters, Shirley Moricette, of Clemons and Mary Stewart and her husband, Richard, of Hartford and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was conducted on March 4 at the Whitehall United Methodist Church, Greenmount Cemetery Lane, Whitehall, with Rev. C. Don Wheeler, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in the spring at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall.
Family and friends called at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc. of Whitehall on March 3.
A time of fellowship and refreshments followed the service at the Whitehall United Methodist Church hall.