Frederick B. Lane

Frederick B. Lane (Fred) passed away on April 10, 2023.  He was the husband of Rita Lane for 46 years.  Born in Boston, MA on October 6, 1941, he was the son of George F. and Anna R. (Bowley) Lane.  The family moved to Mount Joy and Lancaster during Fred’s elementary years.  He graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 1959, and then from Elizabethtown University in 1964 with a degree in business.  His Masters Degree and other post graduate courses were earned from Shippensburg University and Johns Hopkins University.  

Fred had an exemplary business career in the area of worldwide procurement that culminated in the formation of his own company in the 1990s.  He was president, CEO and CFO of Mfg. Partners, Inc. until 2019 when he closed the business and retired.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Thomas F. Lane and George E. Lane.  

He is survived by Rita and his five daughters; Susan E. Loney (Michael), Karen L. Scepansky (William), Mary A. Edmunds (Kevin), Jessica M. Scepansky (James), Paula M. Westerman (Nathan) and 12 grandchildren; Allison, Emily and Amelia Loney, Natalie and Nicholas Scepansky, Maia and Liam Edmunds, Ryan and Riley Scepansky, Hannah, Noah and Jacob Westerman. In addition, he is survived by a great grandchild; Avery Edmunds.

Above all, Fred was devoted to his family and dogs and he loved to travel.  He was loved immensely and will be missed greatly.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Lancaster in his name.  Per his request, his funeral will be private.

Cremation Services of Lancaster – 717-cremate

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  • I love you dad I’ve always loved you and you gave me all the good memories I have of my childhood. I miss you. Ps. I still have Freddy and he’s as well loved as the Velveteen Rabbit Thank you for him for everything .I hope you know how much I love you still.

  • My deepest sympathy’s to you and your family. It was wonderful to have a loving husband, father and grandfather for so many years. Although he’s on the “other side”, I’m sure he’s watching over you.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Rita and the Lane family of 5 daughters, 5 son in laws, especially all the grandchildren as I cannot imagine anyone being a more wonderful, delightful and fun loving grandfather than Fred! The world is a less funny place without Fred!

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