James R. Kane, age 75, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at David Simpson Hospice House in Euclid. He was born June 3, 1939, in Cleveland, the son of John G. and Coletta (McGrath) Kane.
James was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School. He retired from the Lake County Sheriff Dept. in 2004 and worked with Wickliffe Auxiliary Police for 33 ½ years. While raising his family in Wickliffe, he coached softball and soccer teams for his children.
He was the beloved husband of Suzanne K. Kane; father of James (Cristina) of Los Angeles, CA, David (Shelley) of Mentor, and Suzanne M. (Keith) Kane-Whitaker of San Francisco, CA; step-father of Dennis (Toni) Gerhardinger of Oberlin, and Pamela Gregory of Elyria; loving grandfather of Ashley M. and Kristina M. Kane, Ava M. Whitaker, Jeremy and Jessica Gerhardinger, Emma and Hayley Gregory; brother to John G. (Patricia) Kane; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 29, at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057. Family and friends will meet at St. Gabriel Parish, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Concord, at 10:00 am, Monday, June 30, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Final resting place will be All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, OH.
Contributions may be made to St. Gabriel's Church, for the roof replacement, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Concord, OH 44060.
On-line obituary may be viewed at www.behmfuneral.com.
Behm Family Funeral Home & Crematory
26 River Street Madison, OH 44057
Published in The News-Herald from June 27 to June 28, 2014