Joseph R. Lane, Jr.

  • Born: October 2, 1960
  • Died: December 14, 2019
  • Location: Glenolden, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joseph R. Lane, Jr. 59 of Glenolden passed away Saturday December 14, 2019 at his home. He was born October 2, 1960 in Philadelphia to the late Joseph R., Sr. & Geraldine (Jendos) Lane.

Joe grew up in Folcroft, played many sports for the Boys Club, he was an exceptional athlete. He certainly made sure everyone knew that about him. Joe excelled in football and baseball throughout his childhood. He was an extremely hard working man. He worked at Wyeth Labs for 33 years in Mechanical Maintenance and for the remainder of his career he was the Chief Maintenance Engineer at Parc Rittenhouse.

Joe was a former Folcroft Boys Club football player who went on to become a successful and memorable football coach for St. Charles CYO where he had the pleasure of coaching both sons, Joey and Frankie, along with many others. He was also extremely prideful in teaching his daughter, DeAnna, her favorite sport, softball. Joe was dedicated to helping his children succeed in their choice of sports, he adored watching them do what they loved and was at every game. He was their #1 fan.

Joe also had a passion for riding motorcyles, he loved to ride his Harley and talked about it more often than not. He was married to his childhood sweetheart (Michele) for 40 years. What he loved most was being Pop to his 4 beautiful grandchildren. He loved them all very dearly.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Michele (Riccelli); loving children, Joseph IV and Francis, (daughter) DeAnna and soon to be son in law (Justin Lannutti); Grandchildren: Anthony, Francesca, Haley, and Dominic; Siblings, Michele Mullica (Mark) and Daniel Lane (Lisa).

Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Thursday December 19th from 6 to 8 PM at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood. A memorial Service will immediately follow at 8 PM. Interment will be private. The Lane family will be accepting floral remembrances for Joe's services.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Michele & family, I am so sorry to hear of Joes passing. I just found out this morning or I would definitely had attended his service. I'll always remember Joe with his smile, and a ready hand to shake. Upstanding guy. I'll never forget, speaking to Joe at his dads funeral. My dad had passed shortly prior, and Joe and I chatted briefly in the reception line. Joe was concerned that he might forget his dad after time. I assured him that he wouldn't, as his dad was in his heart, for that is how I remembered my father. Now Joe is with his dad forever. Peace to them both. I'll miss him.

Posted by Barry Sisco - Downingtown, PA - Friend   December 30, 2019

Michele & family, I am so sorry to hear about Joe. I have fond memories of him putting shelving in my laundry room and I was lucky enough to sew patches onto his Harley vest. We had many laughs over his choice of patches. May your memories bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead.

Posted by Susan Savini - West Chester, PA - Friend   December 19, 2019

So sorry to hear of Joe passing. I worked with him at Wyeth Labs. Absolutely a great guy. Praying for you all.

Posted by Mark Ellis - Ridley Park, PA - Coworker   December 18, 2019

Joe was a friend of mine. I've known him for 18 years. I was very sorry to hear of his untimely passing. He will be truly missed by everyone who knew him. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace Joe!

Posted by Tony Pizzi - Drums, PA - Friend   December 17, 2019

I am So Sorry for Your Loss .. Joe was a Great Manand He will Be Missed . We are praying for Your Family

Posted by Tina McDevitt - Drexel Hill, PA - Family Friend   December 17, 2019

Michele and kids, I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I have many fond memories from him hunting with my dad (Tony Pizzi) to when we worked at Wyeth. I have always considered him to be a great friend and loved to hear from him occasionally on Facebook. I pray you all find Peace in this time of great sorrow! Nancy (Pizzi) Hansell

Posted by Nancy Hansell - Upper Chichester, PA - Coworker   December 17, 2019

Michele and family,my heart aches for all of you . I know to well what this feels like . My prayers are with you

Posted by Mary Sura - Berlin, NJ - Family   December 17, 2019

So sorry for you loss, he was such a nice guy. I remember Joe & Tom standing on the hill watching Prendie softball. May he rest in Peace.

Posted by Patricia O'Malley - Clifton Heights, PA - Friend   December 17, 2019

My family's deepest sympathy for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Bob and Theresa Lowry - Norwood, PA - Family Friend   December 17, 2019

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