Frank  Thomas Lane
Frank Thomas Lane

August 31, 1917 - December 14, 2016
Born in Greece, NY
Resided in Aurora, CO

Obituary

Frank T. Lane, age 99, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2016 in Centennial, Colorado. He was born August 31, 1917 in Greece, NY to Louise (Stiner) and Thomas L. Lane. Frank is survived by his children Krista of Lexington, MA and John of Aurora, CO. He is also survived by grandson Joshua Lane and great granddaughter Chloe of Arvada, CO and granddaughter Kendall Linnehan and husband Patrick of Wheat Ridge, CO. Frank was preceded in death Sept. 16, 2016 by his loving and beloved wife of 68 years, Marriotte (Stedman).
Frank was a loving, funny, supportive husband, father and grandfather. He was an educator for 38 years, first as an elementary school teacher, then an associate professor of education at his alma mater, State College of Education Brockport NY. After earning his M.A. and Ed.D. at New York University, Frank joined the central administration of the State University of New York in Albany, where he retired as Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. Frank and Marriotte met when he was Chairman of the Student Teaching Department at Brockport, where he observed one of his student teachers in Marriotte's elementary school classroom.
From 1966-1968 Frank served as Chief-of-Party for the SUNY team for USAID-Brazil-State University Project in Elementary and Teacher Education. He and his family lived in Rio de Janeiro and Recife, Brazil where Frank mastered Portuguese sufficiently to deliver speeches to other educators. He and his family traveled throughout Brazil and South America.
Frank was active in the Delmar PTA and the Albany International Center, serving terms as president of both organizations. He and Marriotte were also active in the Experiment in International Living, hosting visitors for homestays each summer and participating in the Town of Bethlehem Community Ambassador Program. Frank was an involved, long time member of the Delmar United Methodist Church. Frank was devoted to SUNY Brockport, serving many roles in the Alumni Association and attending the annual class reunion celebrations.
Frank loved all types of music, especially classical, opera and Brazilian bossa-nova and samba. He was a fan of mid-Century Modern architecture and design. He and Marriotte were proud of the contemporary Techbuilt home they built in Delmar, where they lived for 47 years, as well their period furniture, home goods and decorative arts.
Upon retirement, Frank and Marriotte traveled in their RV, towing a car, throughout the US, Canada and Mexico where they had many adventures and met many wonderful new friends.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, 11150 E. Dartmouth Ave., Aurora, CO where an online guest register is available at www.horancares.com. Frank will be buried in the family plot in Newfane, NY, where the caring professionals at Rutland-Corwin Funeral Home, 2670 Main St., Newfane, NY will handle arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org/donate in Frank's memory.

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Services

Service
Horan & McConaty - HeartLight Center
11150 E Dartmouth Ave
Aurora, CO US 80014
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
2:00 PM

Charities

Alzheimer's Association