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JOHN R. "JACK" KANE


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JOHN R. "JACK" KANE Obituary
John R. "Jack" Kane, 85, of Kansas City, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the . Jack was born Aug. 21, 1928, in Springfield, Ill., to John and Lorine Kane. Jack tap danced his way through life - proudly serving his country in the Marine Corps, marrying Jenny, the love of his life, wedded for 57 years, and together raising eight children. For 41 years, Jack traveled the nation's highways for Emery Industries as an Industrial Engineer, often with one of his children in tow. Though Jack loved working with his clients, he best loved returning home on Thursday nights to a relieved wife, and jumping back into the lives of his family and friends. Even with eight children Jack amazingly found time to share his talents. He could be found serving the Loretto Nuns, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Redemptorist Parish, Lillis High School, and the Roanoke Neighborhood Association where he successfully orchestrated the Neighborhood placement on the Historic Register. After retirement, Jack most enjoyed sitting on his front porch with family and friends waving at whomever passed by, a martini and cigar in hand, regaling anyone who would listen with stories amassed throughout his life. Papa Kane was the grand marshal of Roanoke parades and a true Irish gentleman who proudly touted the accomplishments of his grandchildren. Jack was strong enough to weather the challenges life threw at him and wise enough to do all his crossword puzzles in pen. Jack joins his wife, Jenny, son, Joseph, and son-in-law, Patrick McGinley who went before him to God's embrace. Jack is survived by John Kane III and wife Kathy, Carol Kane, Stephanie Kane Tamayo and husband Amado, Mark Kane and wife Judy, Mike Kane, Sharon Kane McGinley, Kathy Kane and partner Martha Scott, Kristina Kane Herdrich and husband Ron, and his 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Grandpa, we will tap dance every chance we get. Give You Love. Fond memories and condolences may be offered online at www.mcgilleymidtownchapel.com McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-753-6200 www.mcgilleymidtownchapel.com
Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 18, 2014
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