Robert Lane Sr.(1942 - 2014)

Robert Lane Sr.

AGE: 71 • Tinton Falls

Robert Lane Sr., aka Banana Bob & Pop Pop, 71, of Tinton Falls, died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, after a 10 ½ year battle with renal cell cancer. He was born on Dec. 7, 1942 to Harry and Florence Lane in Neptune. He was employed as a truck driver by Charles P. Savoth & Sons, Neptune for 40 years, and Coutros Bros, Perth Amboy for 5 years. Robert retired in 2005.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Priscilla; his sons, Robert Jr. and his wife Dawn, Neptune, and Joseph, Tinton Falls; his daughter, Robin Knight and her husband Wesley, New Hampshire; the loves of his life, his grandchildren, Heather, Robert III, and Toni Marie; his sister, Elsie Clark and her husband Billy, of Florida; sisters-in-law, Bonnie, of Brick, and Jane, New York; nephews, Bill Clark and Matthew Lane; niece, Stephanie; special aunt, Elsie Morrison; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Harry, Thomas and Richard. He was a member of Shore Christian Center Church for 25 years, serving as a dedicated usher and deacon. He loved cooking, especially for the weekly family dinner. He also had a passion for gardening.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at the Ely Funeral Home, Neptune. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Ely Funeral Home, Neptune. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Jersey Shore Dream Center, PO Box 94, Belmar, NJ 07719. Condolences may also be made online at


Funeral Home

Ely Funeral Home -Michael J. Ely, Mgr., NJ Lic. 4729
3316 State Hwy 33 Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 918-6650

Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 26, 2014