Neal Michael McLane, Class of 1969, died on Sept. 14, 2022. Neal was born on March 26, 1942.
Condolences to Doreen McLane, 3601 Whispering Woods Ter, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.
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Published obituary: Neal Michael McLane, 80, of Baldwinsville, NY, passed away unexpectedly at Crouse Hospital on Wednesday, with loving family members around, including his spouse of 54 years, Doreen. He was born in Auburn, NY, to Andrew and Florence (Cuddy) McLane. Neal was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, Class of 1960 and Maryknoll Seminary in 1966. He married the love of his life, Doreen (Putnam) McLane on October 7, 1967. Neal worked for Byrne Dairy in Syracuse, NY for 35 years, retiring in 2008 as a Vice President and Director of Human Resources. He engaged in numerous volunteer roles with organizations such as Jail Ministry, the Board of Empower Federal Credit Union, and various youth focused athletic and civic programs. Neal was also an active parishioner of Christ the King Church since 1971, serving on multiple committees. All said, the bedrock of Neal’s life can be captured in three words – Faith, Friends, Family. His kindness and compassion were felt by everyone he met. Neal’s life has been deeply guided by his faith in God and his relationship with the Catholic Church. His friends meant the world to him. Whether playing bridge, golf, talking or listening, Neal loved his friendships. The greatest love of Neal’s life was his wife Doreen, and their family. Neal and Doreen were a “marriage made in heaven.”
They raised four children, Cara (John) Redmond, Andrew (Sara) McLane, Matthew (Megan) McLane and Brendan (Pam Quinn) McLane. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; Mary Grace, Mark, Jack, Ryan, Noah, Rory, Gary, Alice, Sam and Lucy and 3 brothers; Michael (Elizabeth) McLane, Brian McLane and Terry (Brenda) McLane. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin, and sister, Maura. They were all deeply influenced and loved by Neal… the husband, father, grandpa, brother and father-in-law.