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Gary M. Lane
Lake Hills, Texas
Mar 25, 1943 – Nov 23, 2012 (Age 69)
Our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and good friend has gone from this earth but never from our hearts. Gary Lane died after a two year battle with cancer and a fulfilled and happy life. Born to Frances and Eddie Lane in New York City, Gary received degrees from Oberlin College and the University of Michigan. A teaching career led him from Muhlenberg College to the University of Florida to the University of Texas at San Antonio where he did his best to put as many good writers and teachers into the world as he possibly could. He married his beloved Gail and built a house in the hills to raise a family and care for generations of cats, dogs, and wildlife. His varied and numerous talents also led him to teaching students from all over the world at Lackland Air Force Base Defense Language Institute. He spent his retirement playing songs of the 1940s and 1950s on his traveling piano for retirement communities. He is survived by his wife, Gail; children Kate and Randy Kauper of Iowa City, IA; Cheryl Holcomb of San Antonio; David Lane and Katie Yanta of San Antonio; four grandchildren; his dear sister and brother-in-law, April and Jim Benson of New York City and nephews Eric and and Corey Benson, also of New York. Those of us who knew him will feel this great loss forever. There will be a Memorial Service held at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Doctors Without Borders or the Paul Nghiem Cancer Research Laboratories, The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, or to any preferred charitable foundation.