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Wilford O. Lane, Sr.

February 28, 1941 February 23, 2018
Wilford O. Lane, Sr.
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Wilford Owen Lane, Sr. was born February 28th, 1941 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wilford departed this life on Friday, February 23rd after a long illness.
Wilford completed his education at St. Emma Military Academy, in Powhatan, Virginia. Where he graduated with honors and the highest rank in his class, as Major Wilford Lane. During his time there he excelled in track and field. He was also cook in the kitchen, where he developed his love for food that followed throughout his life.
Wilford was a music enthusiast, which led him to a part-time job at the Uptown Theater in North Philadelphia where he was able to meet musical greats such has The Jackson 5, The O’Jays, The Four Tops and a host of others. For Wilford, a dream came true.
His professional career path lead him to the Philadelphia Electric Company where he worked for over 30 years. Wilford started with PECO as a lineman and earned his way up to a Shift Supervisor.
Wilford loved the Lord. He taught Adult Sunday School at Stronghold Baptist Church in Philadelphia. He later became a member of Grace Baptist Church of Germantown where he faithfully attended until illness would no longer allow him to attend.
Wilford enjoyed talking to people, and he loved to laugh. He had a deep love for all his children as they were his pride treasures. Wilford also had a profound love for deep sea fishing, bowling and cars.
Wilford is survived by his four children; Wilford Owen, Jr., William Everett, Anthony Ryan and Crystall Monique, two step daughters; Quiana and Tomika and six grandchildren; Corey, Taylor, Jamie, Amber, Jordan and Jameer. Wilford also leaves behind cousins and a host of friends and classmates from St. Emma Military Academy and St. Francis Military Academy.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 951 E. Butler Pike, Ambler. The Viewing will be from 9-11 a.m. Interment will be private.
The family wishes to give sincere thanks to everyone who expressed their condolences.


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951 E. Butler Pike Ambler 19002 PA
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Ambler, PA 19002

Ciavarelli - Ambler
951 E. Butler Pike Ambler 19002 PA
United States
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