Joseph M. Lane
Joseph M. Lane, 70, Easton, PA, died peacefully on November 22, 2020. Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph H. Lane and Julia (Flaherty) Lane. Joe was also lovingly raised throughout his teen and young adult years by a second set of parents, the late Sam and Ellie Meyer of Plymouth, MA, becoming part of a family with seven children whom he considered his brothers and sisters.
Joe was a graduate of North Quincy High School where he played football as an outstanding "strong safety". He went on to play defensive back for Lafayette College from 1969 - 1973. Joe received a BA in economics from Lafayette College and an MBA from Lehigh University. In the early part of his career he negotiated contracts worldwide for the Turbo Division of Ingersoll Rand. He then served as Vice President for Enterprise Development at Ben Franklin Technology Partners, retiring in 2016. While there, he also mentored many Lafayette College students interested in entrepreneurship.
Joe will be remembered for his love for telling stories, his sense of humor, an obsession for being current with news events, and as a friend to neighbors on College Hill where he resided. He maintained a passion for all things Lafayette College and football. You may have seen him cycling up and down the hills training for his overseas biking excursions, or walking through the neighborhood, a dog always by his side.
Joe was preceded in death by his brother Tom Lane of Montgomery, TX. He is survived by a niece, Courtney Lane Grube of Montgomery, TX, and a nephew, Ryan Lane of Houston, TX.
Memorials may be directed to Safe Harbor, Lafayette College Friends of Football Annual Scholarship Fund, or the Easton Area Neighborhood Center. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling arrangements. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com
Ashton Funeral Home
1337 Northampton St.
Easton, PA 18042