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Jane C. Hanlon, 90, executive secretary at Calspan; Dec. 16, 1920 -- Aug. 1, 2011

Jane C. Hanlon, a retired executive secretary at Calspan, died Monday in Oakwood Nursing Home, Amherst, where she had been a resident for four years. She was 90.

Born Jane Maurice in Frankfort, near Utica, she came to Buffalo in the early 1940s to live with her older sister, who was teaching at Bennett High School, and got a job at Bell Aircraft, where she worked during World War II. She earned a degree from the University of Buffalo in 1957.

Mrs. Hanlon worked as a general secretary and later as an executive secretary at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, later Calspan, from 1945 until she retired in 1992.

A 50-year member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in West Seneca, she was a member of the Ladies Sodality and other church groups.

She was a charter member of the Trendex Investment Club with her co-workers at Calspan. She also was a member of the Dow Busters, the West Seneca Senior Citizens and the Southtowns Association of Widowed Persons.

Her husband of 42 years, F. Edward, an engineer at Calspan, died in 1987.

Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Latona; two sons, Brian and Douglas; and two sisters, Margaret DeMatteis and Ann Halliday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today in the Newman Center, 445 Skinnersville Road, Amherst.