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Robert N. LANE Obituary
Robert N. Lane of Palm Beach, Pittsburgh and formerly of New York City died at his home in Palm Beach, May 8, 2018, twelve days shy of his ninety first birthday. He is survived by his wife of twenty-one years, Susan Jacob Michaels Oberg. He is also survived by two daughters, Robyn Joseph (Ken), and their daughters, Amanda and Caroline, and Laurie Schaffran (Charles) and their sons, Scott and Zachary. He is also survived by two step-children; Andy Michaels and his children Elizabeth, Walker, and Jackson and step-daughter Melissa Michaels (Mark Gerzon) and her daughters Mariah Tuffy and Robin Brody. His first wife Coralye Lane died in 1995. Mr. Lane's father owned movie theaters and at an early age, he developed a passion for films which led him to a career producing movies for home viewing. He obtained "the rights" for 8mm from many Hollywood studios. Ranging from kiddie cartoons to major full length films, Mr. Lane hired linguists to dub in actors voices in many languages. He distributed these films world-wide. When home recording equipment became popular, the studios recognized the potential themselves and revoked his "rights". He then retired to his alternative passions which were golf and photography. Mr. Lane's sense of humor was legendary. As the oldest of four boys; the late Herbert and surviving brothers Arthur and Richard, he led this merry group of siblings through escapades and pranks from the sixteenth floor of the Beresford in New York City where his family moved from Brooklyn when he was six years old. His keen humor continued to delight his family and friends throughout his life. He graduated from the Franklin School for Boys and then Ohio State. Mr. Lane then served as the medical officer on a tanker in the Merchant Marines. Fortunately, no one got sick. His funeral will be held on Monday, May 14 at 11:30AM at Campbell's Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Ave, New York, NY.
Published in The Palm Beach Daily News on May 13, 2018
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