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Laurence B. Lane, Jr. Obituary

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Laurence B. Lane, Jr.

Morristown, New Jersey

May 18, 2024

Laurence B. Lane, Jr. Obituary

Laurence Bellis Lane, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died at 80.


Laurence Lane, a retired U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, devoted family man and eternal optimist, died on May 18th at the age of 80 after a courageous battle with cancer.


Mr. Lane was born 1943 in Neshanic, New Jersey. Larry attended Somerville High School and then attended Central College in Pella, Iowa. After graduating with a degree in Economics from Central College, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War. While in the military, Larry completed both the Area Intelligence Officer course and Vietnamese language school. It was after returning home from Vietnam he met the love of his life, Barbara, through a mutual friend. Larry owned and ran a family power equipment business, Hillsborough Lawn & Garden, for over 50 years.


Larry and Barbara were married for 50 years and settled in Morristown, NJ to raise their daughter Ashley. The couple built homes in Neshanic, Morristown, and Nantucket over their years together. He loved spending time at the beach in LBI with family and friends. Larry especially loved sailing and having a sailboat in Harvey Cedars. Throughout their years together, Larry and Barbara have made many lifelong friends - many have become as close as family. Larry and Barbara also loved going on family vacations while Ashley was growing up. When Ashley attended Assumption School, Kent Place School, and Boston College, her devoted parents cheered her on every step of the way. Larry loved driving up to Boston College throughout her college years to visit and attend BC football games every fall.


In recent years, Larry was delighted in having Ashley, her husband Riggs Kubiak, and grandsons Lane and Ryder Kubiak live across the street. He loved walking over to spend time with his grandchildren, visit the family’s dog Huckleberry, and always had a home improvement project in the works (even for the Kubiak house!).

Despite being diagnosed with cancer in his final years, Larry remained upbeat, optimistic, and lived life to the fullest. His doctors referred to him as the “miracle man”. He had a passion for golfing and traveling to Idaho, Italy, and Florida with Barbara and his family.


Larry will be deeply missed by his wife of 50 years Barbara, daughter and son-in-law Ashley and Riggs Kubiak, grandsons Lane and Ryder Kubiak, and the Kubiak’s labrador Huckleberry. He is survived by his sister, Jean Gibson of Centennial, Colorado and his brother, Jeff Lane of Flemington, New Jersey. Larry has many family members and close friends who he loved and cared about deeply that will truly miss him on a daily basis. A service celebrating his remarkable life will be held on Wednesday May 22nd at 10am at The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Morristown, NJ followed by a burial at Holy Rood Cemetery. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to The Assumption School HSA at https://onecau.se/lane.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Laurence B. Lane, Jr. hosted by Doyle Funeral Home.

Laurence Bellis Lane, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died at 80.


Laurence Lane, a retired U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, devoted family man and eternal optimist, died on May 18th at the age of 80 after a courageous battle with cancer.


Mr. Lane was born 1943 in Neshanic, New Jersey. Larry attended Somerville High School and then attended Central College in Pella, Iowa. After graduating with a degree in Economics from Central College, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War. While in the military, Larry completed both the Area Intelligence Officer course and Vietnamese language school. It was after returning home from Vietnam he met the love of his life, Barbara, through a mutual friend. Larry owned and ran a family power equipment business, Hillsborough Lawn & Garden, for over 50 years.


Larry and Barbara were married for 50 years and settled in Morristown, NJ to raise their daughter Ashley. The couple built homes in Neshanic, Morristown, and Nantucket over their years together. He loved spending time at the beach in LBI with family and friends. Larry especially loved sailing and having a sailboat in Harvey Cedars. Throughout their years together, Larry and Barbara have made many lifelong friends - many have become as close as family. Larry and Barbara also loved going on family vacations while Ashley was growing up. When Ashley attended Assumption School, Kent Place School, and Boston College, her devoted parents cheered her on every step of the way. Larry loved driving up to Boston College throughout her college years to visit and attend BC football games every fall.


In recent years, Larry was delighted in having Ashley, her husband Riggs Kubiak, and grandsons Lane and Ryder Kubiak live across the street. He loved walking over to spend time with his grandchildren, visit the family’s dog Huckleberry, and always had a home improvement project in the works (even for the Kubiak house!).

Despite being diagnosed with cancer in his final years, Larry remained upbeat, optimistic, and lived life to the fullest. His doctors referred to him as the “miracle man”. He had a passion for golfing and traveling to Idaho, Italy, and Florida with Barbara and his family.


Larry will be deeply missed by his wife of 50 years Barbara, daughter and son-in-law Ashley and Riggs Kubiak, grandsons Lane and Ryder Kubiak, and the Kubiak’s labrador Huckleberry. He is survived by his sister, Jean Gibson of Centennial, Colorado and his brother, Jeff Lane of Flemington, New Jersey. Larry has many family members and close friends who he loved and cared about deeply that will truly miss him on a daily basis. A service celebrating his remarkable life will be held on Wednesday May 22nd at 10am at The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Morristown, NJ followed by a burial at Holy Rood Cemetery. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to The Assumption School HSA at https://onecau.se/lane.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Laurence B. Lane, Jr. hosted by Doyle Funeral Home.

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