John R. Lane, 81, passed away November 29, 2015 after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. John was born in Kankakee, IL on July 23, 1934 the son of Harry and Marguerite Lane. John is survived by Patricia Jauron Lane, his high school sweetheart and wife of 58 years.\n\n John attended St. Patrick's High School in Kankakee, IL, class of '53, and obtained a degree in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity and ROTC. He served in the Army Signal Corp in Huntsville, AL. \n\nJohn and Pat lived in Erie, PA for 23 years, where John co-founded Spectrum Control, Inc. with two friends in 1968. John and Pat moved to Tucson in 1988 where he was President of Spectrum Polytronics. John finished his career as Chief Operating Officer of Tusonix, Inc. \n\nJohn's interests centered around his family and their many activities. During his time in Erie, he enjoyed boating on Lake Erie and spending the summer weekends at Beach 11. He was a member of Holy Cross Church in Fairview, PA, where he was a religious education teacher and volunteer. In Tucson, he continued to enjoy playing golf and dining out with family and friends. A former private pilot, John recently learned to fly radio controlled airplanes. He looked forward to his Tuesday breakfasts with "the boys" and valued their friendships.\n\n He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church. John is also survived by his brother Mike (Pat), Bozeman, MT; his daughters, Kathy Martin and Meagan (Ryan) Suedkamp, Tucson, AZ; his sons, Tom (Debbie), Big Flats, NY, Mark (Sue), Kennesaw, GA, Kevin (Jennifer), Merrimack, NH, Scott (Anne), Highlands Ranch, CO; his grandchildren Lane, Kaileen, Connor, Erica, Carter, Ryan, Georgia, Mia and Melody and great-grandchild Lenox.\n\n A celebration mass will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5150 N Valley View Rd, Tucson. The family will be receiving friends from 9:00am to 10:00am.\n\n Memorials may be made in John's honor to American Cancer Society.