SPARTA -- Frank L. Kane Jr. passed away peacefully on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the home of his son. Born in Passaic, he was the son of Frank L. Sr. and Lucy (Robertson) Kane. Mr. Kane served his country proudly during World War II with the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Germany. Frank was employed for 32 years as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Passaic, retiring in 1980. He was past president of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 65, Passaic, and past president of the Passaic Postal Credit Union, Passaic. For many years, Frank served as a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 127, and was an active parishioner of St. Nicholas Church in Passaic, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and leader in the RCIA program. He was also a past member of VFW Post 504, Passaic. He served as Grand Knight of the Perez Council #262 Knights of Columbus in Passaic and was a member of the St. Kateri Knights of Columbus Council #13677. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Mr. Kane was predeceased by his first wife of 30 years, Eunice (Zank) Kane, in 1974. He was married for 31 years to Josephine (Suttor) Kane, who passed in 2009. Surviving him are two daughters, Margaret Kane, of Shingle Springs, Calif., and retired Lt. Col. Patricia Hanson, of Las Vegas, Nev.; his son, Frank L. Kane III, M.D., and his wife, Patricia, of Sparta; stepdaughter, Rose Suttor, of Basking Ridge; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass to celebrate his life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Saint Kateri R.C. Church, Sparta. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860, in thanksgiving for the wonderful care given to Mr. Kane during his last months. For more information, please visit www.goblefuneral.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on June 27, 2014