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Kathy Solley
Jan 16, 2018
Gary was a friend and all round great person. He put my roof on my has a couple of years ago and immediately a nor'easter came through and took part of it off! Gary was there in a flash to make sure it was not leaking and did the repair work to get it sealed. That's the kind of guy he was. He was an awesome father and will be missed by the community, as well, as his family. His daughter, Calla, has been like a daughter to me and I will continue to look out for her for him! Rest in peace Gary!
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Mike Becker
Jan 15, 2018
There’s not much I can say as others have left my thoughts with their writings. Gary was definitely a “man of word”, he will be missed by myself and friends for sure. Make a positive everyday is what he would say, to the family of Gary , my deepest condolences..
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Susie Quintela-Lane
Jan 15, 2018
I had the honor of having Gary as my father n law. With us living in Arizona I didn't get to spend much time with him in person however we kept in touch by text message; whether it be for special occasions /holidays or a funny story about work or my husband Jeremy. I was able to visit Maine in July of 2012 and it is a trip that I will forever hold close to my heart. "The Good Gare" will forever be missed and remembered fondly with many happy memories from all that knew him.
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Susan Patterson
Jan 15, 2018
Gary was one of the first people I met after moving to Maine in 2005. He knocked on the door of the mobile home I drove up in and said he “heard” I needed someone to build a house! Well he did and I ended up doing the bookkeeping for Lane Home Builders. We had many rousing conversations about taxes! I am shocked and saddened by Gary’s passing. My condolences to all of the Lane family. Gary was the kind of person that made the world a better place!
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Jane C. Moon
Jan 14, 2018
For more than 20 years Gary has been a treasured customer at EBS and I have had the pleasure of being there to get him what was needed for his day. He always had a smile on, always a chuckle, rarely a negative word. I will certainly miss him. A hug goes to all of the family.
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Jay and Pat
Jan 14, 2018
We first met Gary when he lived in the house he built behind our family house on the Shore Road. He got to know the whole family as sooner or later we were all up there at some point during the summer. He’d stop by for a cup of coffee on the porch and we all enjoyed his easy laugh and unassuming, friendly disposition. Pretty soon he was helping us with repairs to the 175 year-old house. When we got our own place in Trenton, we had thoughts of replacing the cottage with a year-round house. That didn’t happen but eventually, Gary renovated the interior for us. It came out so good, we had an architect design an addition and, of course, Gary built it for us. He’d text us pictures as the w...ork progressed and we were so excited each time we got one. The next year, we decided we needed a garage with a sleep loft above. Gary designed and built that. A couple of years later, he added a bathroom and replaced our deck. Everything he built was flawless – he just knew what he was doing (well, not painting; Tammy was the painter). We joked with him that he’d never be done with us – we’d always have him building something. But even when he wasn’t building something, when we could catch him in town he’d come by for a beer or a meal or we’d go out to dinner. We got to hear how his mom was feeling, how his son was doing in Phoenix, about his daughter’s wedding, about his girlfriend, about his work with the tent company and the project he just had to fit in for a former client who needed his help. We valued his expertise, his craftsmanship, his work ethic, his fairness and honesty. And we treasured his friendship. This was the winter, he assured us, he’d come stay with us in NJ and we’d visit the “Big City.” When Peter called to tell us that he’d died, we were shocked and distraught, like everyone. We immediately reserved seats to fly up for the memorial service. After four hours at the airport with United announcing repeated departure delays, they canceled the flight. We got back home and thought about driving up but, by then we were exhausted. We really wanted to be there for Gary and to let his family know how much he meant to us. They already knew what a wonderful man he was. For as long as we are able, we will love coming up to our cottage and we will look around and remember Gary. God Bless.Read more
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George
Jan 13, 2018
Gary was a friend, workmate and like a little brother to me. I don't have the words to describe the goodness in Good Gare, to know him was to love him. Honor him by living, loving and laughing. My love to Jer, Calla and the family, love George.
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Jim Cormier
Jan 13, 2018
Gary brought a smile to everyone just by entering the room. I enjoyed our conversations and his dry humor. We had mutual interests and Gary was interested in all sorts of things. Gary loved his work and the extended family that he built around it. When we lost him, a ton of bricks fell upon us all. Gary, a humble man, but so important and loved by all he touched. Condolences to the Lane family, his friends, and all of those that Gary touched. This is no small loss. The world has lost one of its finest.
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Vicki King
Jan 12, 2018
So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Lane family
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Helen Kazura
Jan 12, 2018
I am saddened by this news. Gary was the kindest, caring and loving person at every stage of life when our paths crossed: as a student at EHS, as a father volunteering at boy scout camp, and as a carpenter/problem solver building additions and correcting building errors on my house. My sincere condolences to Gary's family and close friends.
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Juli K. (Rae) Everett
Jan 12, 2018
This is very sad news. My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Lane Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Gregg Mitchell
Jan 12, 2018
It’s been many years since I have seen him, but when we first met and spent time together, I soon realized what a genuine person he was with a passion for life, with much humor. Just a few of the many attributes that he shared with others as a person, which is a rarity in this life; He will be missed! My sincere condolences to the Lane family on his sudden passing.
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Dale Sides
Jan 11, 2018
Dewey, Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Dale Sides Gilman Electric, Bangor, Me.
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Wayne Antworth
Jan 11, 2018
Gary was a special friend! Gary was always to help Gloria and I with work at our cottage. He was more than our carpenter he was our friend. We were his first customer when he started his own business. Gary built Gloria a ramp for her walker so she could get into our cottage. This made Gloria happy the summer before her death. It was Gary’s good deed for a friend.
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Sue Tripp
Jan 11, 2018
I treasure the memories of my time with Gary over the years. Such a delightful, thoughtful and genuinely kind man. This is very sad news. My condolences to the family.
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Nathan Grant
Jan 11, 2018
Seldom have I come across someone so truly generous and agreeable. I’m Not likely to encounter many more like Gary. My first child was born in his house that my wife and I rented. Missed and loved to be sure. ❤️
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Vic & Ellen Alexander
Jan 11, 2018
Sincere condolences to the Lane family on the sudden passing of Gary. May your fond memories keep him close to your hearts during the difficult days ahead.

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