In Memorium – Thomas Lane, MSc, Class of 1981
All of you will be saddened to hear Tom passed away today. For those of
you who haven’t been in close touch, or only learned from him at
Christmas that he was ill, it may come as a shock. Understandably, he
was virtually impossible to contact near the end.
He contacted me at Christmas to say he was undergoing chemo for leukemia
but had plans for PDAC. In February he advised me he wouldn’t see me at
PDAC, as he was back for a second round of chemo. I learned while in
Toronto for the convention that he was at Princess Margaret and a
candidate for a stem cell transplant. However, when I attempted to visit
on March 6th he had been transferred to ICU in Mount Sinai with
respiratory complications, where he passed. As his sister Priscilla said
“he flew away on the wings of an eagle”. She and her husband from
Portland, OR, a retired physician, were with him near the end. Besides
Priscilla, he had two other sisters in the US, and many nieces and
nephews with whom he was close.
I’ll follow this email up with any information I may get on memorial
arrangements, family or otherwise, as well as Priscilla’s address when I
I will post updates as they come in.