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Joseph Terrrence Kane

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Joseph Terrence Kane Joseph Terrence Kane, 91, born August 23, 1921, passed away on January 17, 2013. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Catherine, his daughter Patricia (Terrence), son Michael (Linda), five adoring grandchildren, Kristin (Edgar), Kevin, Jamie (Ray), Christopher and Julie, sister-in-law, Mercita, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Anna and his siblings John, Mae, Catherine, Anna and twin, Michael. He was proudly raised in South Philadelphia where he excelled at both baseball and football. Scouted by the Phillies and offered multiple college scholarships to play both sports, he chose to remain in Philadelphia to play sandlot ball so he could continue to contribute to the family income. He earned a master certification as an electrician, and later transferred those skills, becoming an equipment specialist with the Department of Defense from which he retired in 1983. He built a second career as a 'home repair specialist" reluctantly retiring at age 87. Joe served his country as a Marine in Japan during WWII and as a civilian during the Vietnam War. He was a man of great humor, dedicated to his family, prayer, his Church and his Catholic faith. If you ever met Joe Kane, you never forgot him. A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Weed-Corley-Fish, Lakeway. Rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. with a Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Emmaus Catholic Church, 1718 Lohmans Crossing in Lakeway. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Emmaus Catholic Church, Lakeway, Texas. The family wishes to extend their enormous gratitude to the staff of Emeritus Vista Oaks and the volunteers at Emmaus whose mission was to serve Joe in his final year. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith"...and it's "more better" now. Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jan. 23, 2013
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