John Todd McLane, 78, did design work for Navy

April 29, 2004

John Todd McLane, a retired Navy civilian employee, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Thursday at Oak Crest Village in Parkville, where he had lived since 1995. The former Arnold resident was 78.

Born in Nanticoke, Pa., Mr. McLane served as a Navy photographer from 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific. He then earned a physics degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.

He went to work for the Navy, and in 1963 moved to Arnold.

He was part of the Naval Ship Research and Design Center team that designed the control system for the Trident-class submarine. He retired in 1985.

Mr. McLane was married for 49 years to the former Anne Marie Hughes, who died in 2000.

He enjoyed photography and repairing antique clocks, and was a former member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Severna Park.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel at Oak Crest, 8801 Walther Blvd.

Survivors include two sons, John Todd McLane Jr. of New York City and Kevin McLane of Baltimore; a daughter, Molly McLane of Midvale, Utah; and four grandchildren. Another son, Mark McLane, died in 2001.

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