Arthur M. Lane, 99, of Rehoboth Beach passed away Friday, June 19, 2020. He was born June 4, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late George and Renee Lane.
Mr. Lane moved to Washington, D.C., with his family as a teenager, where he graduated from Western High School and then Catholic University. He furthered his education at Columbus School of Law, where he attended on a boxing scholarship and was the undefeated heavyweight champion. It was then Mr. Lane proudly joined the U.S. Army and served during WWII. While serving in France, he met the love of his life, Genevieve, while on a walk with her dog. After his service, the two moved back to Northeast D.C., where he followed in the footsteps of his father, and owned and operated his own liquor store, Lane's Liquor Locker. He later became a liquor distributor. Mr. Lane also worked at Mass Mutual, sold life insurance, and finally worked as an independent financial planner until his retirement at age 90.
Mr. Lane and his wife vacationed in Rehoboth Beach starting in the 1960s. They loved going to the Henlopen Hotel bar to dance and have romantic dates, as well as the old Kupchicks in Lewes. Once retired, they moved to Rehoboth full time where Mr. Lane was active in his church, the New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lewes. He loved reading the Bible in his spare time. He was always aspiring to help disabled veterans any way he could, even trying to start a nonprofit. Mr. Lane was an idea man and an aspiring venture capitalist, with many ideas for businesses and restaurants that all could have been great, if only he had been able to get the ball rolling. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lane was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Lane; and his sister Adeline Jolson. He is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Genevieve Lane; his children: Steven R. Lane (Mary) of Lewes and Holly Lane of Rehoboth Beach; his grandchildren: Tiffany King (Zach) and Brendan Lane; his great-grandchildren: John and Patrick King; his sister, Phyllis Ehrlich; and his beloved granddogs, JuJuBe and Beau.
A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 25, at 11 a.m., at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3072 Savannah East Drive, Lewes. Burial with military honors will follow services at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Mr. Lane had a longtime goal of helping wounded veterans. To honor his wishes, in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. Contributions may also be made to the New Covenant Presbyterian Church to the address listed above.
Please visit Mr. Lane's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guest book at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.