Leman Lane

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A visitation/memorial service followed by interment at Canterbury Cemetery will be announced later.

Obituary of Leman George Lane

AMSTERDAM - Leman George Lane, 89, of Amsterdam, NY and formerly of Chestnut Ridge, NY, died peacefully at Capstone Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on June 26, 2022, due to complications from Lewy Body Dementia. The son of the late George Hugh and Emily Abigail (Apgar) Lane, Leman (Lee) was born on October 15, 1932, in Norwich, CT. He was raised in New Haven and Norwich, CT, where he graduated high school at the Norwich Free Academy in 1950. Leman graduated from Dartmouth College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Engineering and Business Administration with a minor in accounting. In 1955, Leman obtained his master’s degree in Business Administration at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. Mr. Lane served his country faithfully, serving in the US Army at Fort Dix, NJ in 1956, and receiving an honorable discharge for his service. Lee resided in the Greater New York City area for most of his adult life. Following his service in the Army, Lee resided in Hoboken, New Jersey and worked as an accountant in New York City. During the 60’s and 70’s, Lee was an accountant for American Trading Co. in New York City, where he met his wife, Onelia (Nellie). During the 80’s, Lee worked as Controller for Stanley Roberts Company in Lodi, NJ. From the early 90’s until his retirement in 1997, Lee was a self-employed accountant in tax preparation services. Leman married Onelia Marsans (Nellie) on April 21, 1979, at his parent’s beloved home in Canterbury, CT. Lee and Nellie initially resided in Nanuet, NY and then they settled in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Lee and Nellie were avid world travelers up until her illness and death in 2013. Lee was an avid fan of the opera, Broadway, and Barbra Streisand. He was a decades-long patron of The Metropolitan Opera. Lee was also an avid Boston Red Sox fan and Dartmouth football fan, and it is worth noting that Lee attended every annual Dartmouth/Yale football game from 1950 to 2015. He was a devoted, caring, and generous husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend to all that knew him. He thoroughly enjoyed being with his family and friends. Lee will be sorely missed. Besides his parents, Leman was predeceased by his wife, Onelia Lane (nee Marsans), his brother-in-law, William N. Reusswig, and nephew, Peter N. Reusswig. He is survived by his sister, Nancy Reusswig of Slingerlands, NY, his niece, Cynthia Scheffler (Guy) of Plymouth, MN, his nephew, David Reusswig (Elizabeth) of Mechanicsburg, PA, his niece-in-law Emy Reusswig, and grand-nephews, Andrew Scheffler (Marie), Michael & Nicholas Scheffler, Tyler & Blake Reusswig and grand-nieces, Emily & Sophie Reusswig. Cremation took place through the care of Simple Choices, Inc. A visitation/memorial service followed by interment at Canterbury Cemetery will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Lee in a special way can make donations in his name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. To leave a special message for the family, please visit SimpleChoicesCremation.com
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