Duane M. Lane

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BREWER - Col. Duane Morton Lane, U.S. Army, retired, aka Duane Lane from Maine, husband of 49 years to the late Beverly (Ouellette) Lane, died Feb. 20, 2013, in Bangor. He was born Sept. 3, 1934, in Topsfield, son of Daniel Lane and Irene (Hunnewell) Smith, of Smith's Ceramics, Bangor.

Duane was a 1952 graduate of Bangor High School and served in the U.S. Army in Korea, Germany, Vietnam and Japan. He retired from military service in 1980 after receiving many awards, including Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, in 1970; Master of Business Administration degree in 1975 and a Master of Education degree in 1978 from the University of Maine; and an education specialist degree, Certificate of Advanced Studies, from New Mexico State University in 1982. He was also was a 1973 graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. After his retirement from the military, he served as director of Florida Institute of Technology Master's Degree Extension Program at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., from 1981 to 1982, as an assistant professor for business management at the University of Maine, Bangor, from 1982 to 1989, and as an instructor at Husson College from 1989 to 1996. Duane was also a communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Parish for many years.

Surviving are three children, Teresa Wong and husband, Stephen, of Brewer, Christopher Lane of Topsfield, and Cathy Fanjoy Coffey and husband, Robert Coffey, of Oxford; eight grandchildren, Chad Wong of Fort Myers, Fla., Kellie Wong Williams and husband, Conrad, of Washington, D.C., Rodger Wong and wife, Katie, of Brewer, Stephen Wong and wife, Courtney, of Clifton, Shawn Fanjoy and wife, Alicia Fanjoy, of Jay, Michelle Fanjoy of Portland, Katie Lane of Dedham, and Christopher Lane of Hermon; and great-grandchildren, Gavin Fanjoy, Josephine Fanjoy, Nathaniel Wong and Olivia Bart.

Family and friends may visit 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John's Catholic Church, York Street, Bangor. A reception will be held afterward. Burial with full military honors will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sky-Arch Hermitage, 47 Bryant Road, St. Albans, ME 04971; or Divine Mercy Hermitage, 57 Bryant Road, St. Albans, ME 04971. Condolences may also be offered at www.kileyandfoley.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 22, 2013
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