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In Memory of

James H. Lane

November 20, 1934 - April 23, 2015

Obituary


James Henry Lane, 80, of Brewster, at Cape Cod Hospital on April 23rd, 2015. Born in Medford, Massachusetts as the first child of James G. and Marion (Burditt) Lane. He was Hall of Fame Basketball player at Matignon High School and 1962 graduate of Merrimack College. He was a Cold War veteran, serving with the Air Force in Taiwan after training as a Chinese linguist at Yale. He worked in the computer industry until being recruited as President of Costello, Erdlen & Co., and eventually founding his own executive placement firm. Before retiring and settling...

James Henry Lane, 80, of Brewster, at Cape Cod Hospital on April 23rd, 2015. Born in Medford, Massachusetts as the first child of James G. and Marion (Burditt) Lane. He was Hall of Fame Basketball player at Matignon High School and 1962 graduate of Merrimack College. He was a Cold War veteran, serving with the Air Force in Taiwan after training as a Chinese linguist at Yale. He worked in the computer industry until being recruited as President of Costello, Erdlen & Co., and eventually founding his own executive placement firm. Before retiring and settling on the Cape, he and was a long time resident of Acton Massachusetts. He was an avid jazz musician and golfer, and was a hockey player referee, and coach. He served as president of Maynard Country Club and of the Brewster Men's Club, and as an adjunct professor at Bunker Hill Community College and Suffolk University. He was a member of the New Horizon Band, and cofounded the Brewster Flats Jazz combo. He was a 15 year member at Captains Golf Course, where he continued to work part time until recently.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sheila (Carew), sisters Marybeth Johnson and Lois Carroll of Brewster, brother Michael Lane of Randolph, children Jim Lane of Arlington, VA, Kevin Lane of Lancaster Mass, Denise FitzSimmons of Maynard Mass, and ten treasured grandchildren.

The funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Cape, Brewster on Wednesday, April 29 at 11 am. Calling hours will be 4-7pm Tuesday, April 28 at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA 02653.

For online condolences, visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.