David Sterling Lane

obit-laneDave Lane was born in Columbus, Ohio, on July 19, 1938. He earned his law degree from UCLA in 1966, and practiced law in San Diego for 45 years. He loved being a lawyer.

His sense of humor was legendary and infectious, and anyone who knew him has a story or two to tell. He was warm, funny and friendly to all. He laughed at himself, and always had a quip to share, whether appropriate or not.

Though in compromised health over the last several years, his death was sudden and unexpected. He died in his mountain home in Idyllwild, a place he truly loved, on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Patti; children Jeff, Amy and Patrick; grandchildren Jacob, Lilly, Carson and William; and nieces Jill and Lisa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to Wounded Warrior Project, San Diego Parkinson’s Association, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program or the Foundation of ALA. A private celebration of life is planned.