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Syvert "Sig" Dalane

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VERNON -- Syvert "Sig" Dalane, 94, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at Newton Medical Center.

Born in Iveland, Norway, to the late Syvert and Klara Dalane, Mr. Dalane emigrated to the United States in April 1928 to Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. Dalane graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1937 and received his associate degree in engineering from Pratt Institute in 1940. Mr. Dalane married Evelyn Buckstad and moved to the Packanack Lake section of Wayne in 1953 and was active in Packanack Lake politics. He was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 104.

Mr. Dalane married his second wife, Evelyn, in 1966 and shortly after moved back to live in Packanack Lake. He then served as president and was very active in the Packanack Golf Club. He was also active in the Packanack Community Church and sang in the choir.

Mr. Dalane was employed in the Engineering Department of Bell Labs in Whippany from 1940 to 1982. He enjoyed traveling and was especially proud of his 17 trips to Hawaii and 15 trips to Norway. He moved to Vernon in 2001 and resided with his son, Stephen, and his daughter-in-law, Barbara.

Mr. Dalane was predeceased by his second wife, Evelyn, in 2010, and his two brothers, Rolf and Kristen. He is survived by his daughter, Carole Wolfgang, of Florida; his son, Stephen and his wife, Barbara, of Vernon; his stepdaughters, Judy Schwager and her husband, Robert, of Oxford, N.Y., and Carol Kindt, of Sequim, Wash.; his grandchildren, Dwight Walker, Erica Walker, Dr. Scott Dalane and his wife, Dr. Lindsey Webb Dalane, Kari Dalane, Sherry Klemushin, Ashley Kindt, Jeremy Lehmer and his wife, Babbett, Dayna Miller and her husband, Brent, Faryn Root and her husband, Michael, David Lehmer and his wife, Jayna, and Ethan Lehmer; two great-grandchildren; his first wife, Evelyn Buckstead DeMarco, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex. Friends may pay their respects to the family prior to the service from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to a .

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.


Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 30, 2014
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