Monday, November 28, 2022

Jason Thomas Lane, 47

Allentown, NY – Jason Thomas Lane, 47, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 26, 2022, while visiting family in Allentown. He was born August 17, 1975 in Tucson, Arizona the son of Charles T. and Rose M. (Vigil) Lane. On August 10, 2008, in Ridley, PA he married Emily Virginia Butts who survives.

Jason was raised in Tucson, and was a 1993 graduate of Amphi High School. He received a Bachelors Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the Northern Arizona University, and a Masters Degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. While in Flagstaff he worked as a manager at Busters Restaurant. After moving to Philadelphia in 2005, he was employed as the Assistant Manager of Food Service for Philadelphia University and Arcadia University. Later he became Site Operations Technician and Enterprise Operating Center Manager for TierPoint - Valley Forge, PA. Since 2020 he has been a Systems Administrator for La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. He also served his community as Minority Inspector of Election for Delaware County, PA.

Jason was a family man and loved spending time with his wife, kids, and dogs. He loved to cook, fish, camp, and go canoeing. Jason was a die-hard Eagles fan and will be missed whenfriends and loved ones celebrate the Eagles victory in the Superbowl. 
Surviving, in addition to his wife Emily, are three children, Lilyana R. Lane, Milo T. Lane, and Aubriel D. Lane, his mother, Rose M. Lane of Tucson, AZ, a sister, Monica Lane-Bundrant of Tucson, AZ, father and mother-in-law, Marvin and Donna Butts of Allentown, brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Sarah Manzo of Allentown, five beloved nieces and nephews, Aiden Bundrant, Creigh, Avin, Nia, and  Kallen Manzo, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and his loving canine companions, Steve and Shongo.
Friends are invited to call Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 2-3 PM at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 W. State Street in Wellsville, NY. The funeral will follow visitation at 3 PM in the Funeral Home. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, 5440 State Route 19, Belmont, NY 14813. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Hi. My name is Officer Herbert a current Public Safety Officer at La Salle University. It saddens me to hear this news. As I do not personally know the deceased I still want to send my condolences and prayers to all who knew him. May God be with you all and help guide you through this healing process.

  2. This is horrible news. I am so sorry to hear of this. He was a very kind person. I went to highschool with him and he was always smiling. I send my deepest condolences.

  3. I am so saddened to hear this news. He was such a wonderful person. I went to high school with him and only remember him as someone who smiled all the time. He was a joy to be around. My deepest condolences.

  4. Jessica Crews RansomeNovember 29, 2022 at 1:37 PM

    Jason was a wonderful person - he had the biggest heart and the best smile. I went to junior high and high school with him and I have so many fond memories. I could always count on him for his cheerful and positive attitude. Love and prayers for his family. He will be greatly missed by so many.

  5. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Jason's family and loved ones. Jason was a great man and I was fortunate enough to have known him. I always enjoyed talking with him about music, life, and fishing. We used to share pictures of our best catches. He was always excited to hear about fishing trips and outdoor adventures.

    Jason was an excellent manager in his professional life. He saw potential in people and was a valued leader for our organization. He helped me get my career started and I owe him for that.

    I recall Jason's love for his family and his generosity and kindness towards others. He was an incredible role model. He was truly a gift to the world and to those who were lucky enough to have met him. He will be sorely missed

  6. My condolences on your loss.

  7. We are very sad to hear of Jason’s passing. Jason seemed to brighten any room with his smile and his laughter. No doubt he would be a good father, husband and provider. Our lives will be a lot emptier without him.
    Our deepest condolences, Bob & Lynne Vigil
    Bob & Lynne Vigil

  8. I worked with Jason at La Salle in the IT department for the past 2 and a half years. He was hired during a time when we were all working remotely, so most of our interactions were through a computer screen. Still, it was clear how great of a guy he was. He was always quick with a joke, and eager to help out, even when he was doing something new. His passion and enthusiasm were refreshing. He will be sorely missed.

  9. I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about Jason's passing. I only met him in person a few times, but I remember his easy, infectious laugh and the kindness and generosity he showed toward others. I can't think of Jason without thinking of his smile, good humor, and good will. He will be missed by so many. My thoughts are with you.

  10. It really hurt to hear of Jason's passing. Our condolences to his wife & kids, Rosie & Monica, our thoughts & prayers are with you.
    May the Perpetual light shine upon him.
    Arizona family,
    Helen & Dan Garcia

  11. I am so sad to hear about Jason's passing. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I worked with Jason at La Salle University. We recently worked on a project together. He was such a bright light and I really enjoyed getting to know him. We shared favorite movie quotes and laughed a lot that day. It is just not fair that he was taken so soon. My prayers are with his family and all who loved him. I will always smile when I think of him.