Melford W. Lane “Mel” – July 21, 2017


Clifton Springs/Conesus:  Peacefully, with family by his side, on July 21, 2017 at age 90 years.  Predeceased by his wife Ruth (Ellington) Lane and his sister Wilma Lane.  Survived by his sons Bill (Nancy) Lane of Sugar Hill, GA and Michael Lane of Clifton Springs; step-children, Kathi (Carl) Gelatt, Paula Roets, Steve (Diana) Golemb, and Jenni (Tim) Stoltman; grandchildren, Stephanie, Stephen, Adam, Michele, Becky, Johnny, Liz, Emily, Ben, Brian, Zach, Laura, Kyle, Shane, Ruth, Gus, Jo and many great-grandchildren; brothers, Forrest (Marie) Lane and Clyde (Jane) Lane, several nieces & nephews.

Mel was born on March 10, 1927 in Rochester, NY to parents Howard & Mavis (Worden) Lane.  He served his country in the US Navy during WWII and served on the USS Isabell, USS Tucker, and USS R.C. Anderson.  He was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company where he was a welder for many years.  Mel was a gentle and kind person, generous and compassionate to others, and had a special connection with animals.  Mel lived in Livingston County for many years and later in Wayne County in Clifton Springs and North Rose.  His hobbies included gardening, sketching art work, and reading about history.  The family wishes to thank Livingston County Hospice team for the care and support provided to Mel and their family.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 5:00pm at the Conesus United Church, 6199 South Livonia Road, Conesus, NY 14435.  Prior to the service, from 4-5pm, there will be food and fellowship at the church fellowship hall.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Legal Assistance of Western NY, Senior Law Project, 361 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456 or to BlueMoon Meadows, 1919 Honeoye Falls #6 Road, Honoeye Falls, NY 14472 or at    To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


3 thoughts on “Melford W. Lane “Mel” – July 21, 2017

  1. I met Milt through his my good friend Diane, who use to live next door to him in Rose, NY. He was a wonderful individual and went out to breakfast with him and Diane every time she came up to visit from Pennsylvania. He use to come into the place I work, Bobs Supermarket and he would always come through my line and chat with me for a few minutes. I have not seen Milt since he moved a distance to be with family, but he was always in my thoughts as I knew his health was slowly deteriorating. My prayers to his family as they go through the period of grieving his loss. RIP Milt

  2. All of us at the Genesee Valley Veterinary Hospital were saddened to learn of Mr. Lane’s passing and we wish to extend our deepest and most sincere condolences..

  3. I am missing you, Melfarrrrrdeo. You were indeed a kind and gentle soul. I focus on your complete restoration in Glory with our Savior, and knowing we will be together for all eternity! One song you liked,”…this world is not my home, I’m just a passin’ through …” You are home now, Mel! See you soon!

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