We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at E. B. Gormley Funeral Home
Maurice " Skip" Lane, 75, of Boiceville died Saturday at the Kingston Hospital Emergency Department. He was born July 1, 1946 in Kingston son of the late Maurice and Phyllis Morrell Lane. A native and lifelong area resident who spent most of his life in the trucking and logging business. He worked for several years in his father's sawmill, and then his own mill. He trucked logs and lumber to places that include Canada, Maine, New Hampshire, NYC, and more. He often told that he took lumber to the site of the World Trade Center. After the logging market slow down, he expanded into the excavating business, where he performed projects that no one else would attempt. He had a real knack and a vision for that kind of work, and never left a job until he thought it was perfect. He enjoyed camping, and cross country road trips for any reason. He had the gift of being able to strike up a conversation with anyone, and find a common ground of experiences. He valued his 'sense of community' and would do anything for anybody. He had a talent for storytelling and weaving important life experiences into each tale. Skip was a hardworking man who enjoyed NASCAR, carpentry, and being "Poppa Skip" to the grandchildren. If you knew Skip, then you knew his 1979 truck "The General". It has a distinctive look, sound, and the ever present " SL " logo. It has been shared, that he was always right....even when he was wrong!
Surviving are his loving wife Karen Kite Lane, and blended family: Jenna, Heather, Amber, Tina, Phyllis, Maurice III, Mark, Leon, Amy, Joshua, Brad, and Jeremy. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his brothers Carl and Daniel Lane. He was probably hated by a few, but loved by many more!
A Service to Celebrate the Life of Skip will be held on Wednesday at 11am at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia. Burial in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery Rt. 212 Saugerties. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home. You may share a special memory or condolence with the family on Skip's Tribute Wall at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com