Thomas Lawrence McLane died peacefully on Friday September 10, 2021. Near him were his children, Beth, Jen, and Brad; and his granddaughter Haley. He lived an active and engaged life until just after his 89th birthday, then slowly declined due to a number of underlying conditions. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM Friday September 24, 2021 at St. Mark’s Church in New Canaan, CT with an outdoor reception immediately following. Tom was born May 3, 1932 in New York City to William Lawrence McLane and Elizabeth Fish Benjamin McLane. They soon migrated to New Canaan (home of his grand and great grandparents). He grew up on Silvermine Rd with siblings Betsy, Jamie, and Greer. He attended the Little Red School House, New Canaan Country School, St. George’s (Newport, RI), then Warwick College (UK) for a PG year while deferring admission to Yale. He was very involved at Yale with rugby, St. Anthony’s, college hockey, the Glee Club, and his beloved Whiffenpoofs. He graduated in 1954 concurrent with being commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force via the ROTC program (later honorably discharged as a Captain from the reserves).