Missing retired MTA bus driver’s body found


Officials say a retired MTA bus driver who was reported missing last week was found Monday floating in a Bronx pond. It is unclear how Robert Lane, 65, died.

His wife, Carolyn Lane, 64, said he’d been having problems with a new heart medication. “He had a chemical imbalance. They said it was depression,” she said. “How could this happen? He said nothing. There was no indication.”

The couple, who have three children and 11 grandchildren, went to church the night before he went missing. “He was going through his whole usual routine, then we realized he was missing,” she said.

Lane, “a loving husband, father, and grandfather,” was an army war veteran who retired from the MTA 19 years ago after he flat-lined while driving and crashed the bus.

“He was an honest man and a Christian,” she said. “He doted on his kids and grandchildren.”

Lane’s 33-year-old daughter is getting married on Sunday. “She knows her dad would want to be there. He will be there in spirit. We will honor him by continuing to live.”

The city medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

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