Francis Kane, 86, of Danville PA passed away Tuesday, July 18, at Emmanuel
Nursing Center at Maria Hall, Danville PA. He was born July 2, 1931 in
Wilkes-Barre PA, the son of the late Francis and Helen Purvin Kane.
was married for 22 years to Helen Ryan (Wildsmith) Kane who preceded him in
death in 2004.
graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Wilkes-Barre, PA. He served as an
altar boy in St. Mary’s Church for many years. He attended Wilkes College,
also in Wilkes-Barre, and was honorably discharged as First Lieutenant from
the United States Marine Corp.
employed as a general contractor in various positions throughout his career,
and retired from the Maria Joseph Manor, in Danville.
was a quiet man who enjoyed tinkering, woodworking, gardening, reading and
participating in his church. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending
time with his beloved wife, Helen, and bestowing small kindnesses on others
survived by his three sons, John Jr., Paul and Raymond Kane, and six
step-children, Charles Ryan, Susan Ryan, Robert Ryan, Sandra Ryan Sheppard,
Joni Ryan Hales and Jane Ryan Whaley. His surviving siblings are Dolores
Kane Greenfield, West Wyoming, PA and Jerry Kane, Queensbury, NY. He is also
survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great, great
grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings
Donald Kane, Shirley Kane Welkey, Clair Kane Garbett, Judy Kane, and
step-son William Ryan Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service to be held
on Friday, July 21, at 1pm at St. Joseph’s Church Cemetery on Bloom Rd.,
Danville, with the Reverend James Lease officiating.
The family will
provide flowers. Memorial contributions are welcome to be made to Emmanuel
Nursing Center 600 Schoolhouse Road Danville PA 17821.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA. www.visneski.com