Ace Lane was a veteran of the United State Army Air Corp and served in World War II as a liaison pilot. Ace and his family came to Brevard County from Erwin, Tennessee in 1954. After teaching one year at Cocoa High, he worked at Cape Canaveral helping to pioneer America’s space program. He was involved in the design and testing of rocketry and telemetry systems in the Bomarc, Minuteman and Apollo programs. Walt Lane was a professor at Brevard Community College, Cocoa, Florida and an author whose works include Cape Canaveral: The Early Days, L-Pilots of WWII, Fifty Years of Flying, Nolichucky The Pardo Expedition and Railroads of Appalachia.
Mr. Lane is survived by his wife of 62 years, Estella, sons, John and James M., granddaughter, Nina and great-granddaughter, Alice. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary.
Anyone wishing to share a memory or send the family a message is asked to please visit Ace’s guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.
Peg was a graduate of South High School and the former Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse and did private duty nursing for many years in area hospitals in Worcester.
Mrs. McManus served as Lieut. In the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II and again in the Korean Conflict.
She was a member of Christ the King Church and the City Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. She also belonged to the Friday Afternoon Club, The Worcester Women’s Club, The New England Retired Navy Nurse Corps Association, The Retired Officers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. She was also a member of the Ascension Catholic Church Parish in Melbourne.
Peg enjoyed crafts and was an enthusiastic gardener.
Her husband of 47 years, Cornelius P McManus, died in 1999, and her sister Marie died in 2004.
She leaves a son, Dr. James McManus of Satellite Beach, FL; two daughters, Aime McManus of Worcester and Margaret (Meg) McManus of Melbourne, FL, two grandsons and four granddaughters.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 15 at 11 am at Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne, FL. Burial will be in Saint John’s Cemetery in Worcester, Massachussetts.
Anyone wishing to share a memory or send the family a message is asked to please visit Peg’s guestbook at www.beachfuneralhome.com.