Warren Francis KAIN

KAIN, Warren Francis

Warren Francis Kain, a resident of the Dutch Flat area since 1981, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2009. He was a wonderful father and friend to many who continue to miss him every day.

Mr. Kain was born June 13, 1921 and raised on a farm in Ohio. He came to California in 1939 while serving in the Navy. During WWII he served aboard the battleship U.S.S. Mississippi and the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Breton. He participated in the European-African campaign and the Asiatic-Pacific campaign and was engaged in numerous actions in both areas.

Mr. Kain attended Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude and a Master's degree, with further graduate study at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a teacher and vice principal in the Mt. Diablo School District in Concord in the 1950's. He joined the San Juan Unified School District in 1960 where he served as vice principal at Barrett Intermediate School, then principal at H. E. Winterstein School and Arlington Heights School. A pioneer in the year round school movement, he introduced the first year round elementary school in the Sacramento area in 1976 at Arlington Heights School. Mr. Kain was the past president of the San Juan Administrators Association, the Northern Section of the California Elementary School Administrators Association and Region 3 of the Association of California School Administrators. Mr. Kain was one of the founding fathers and charter member of the Association of California School Administrators and saw it grow into the largest school administrator association in the United States.

Since his retirement in 1981, Mr. Kain operated a tree farm in eastern Nevada County near Dutch Flat. With the introduction of sound forest practices, he changed a land damaged by past logging abuses into a healthy forest and game refuge. He was a member of the Wilderness Society, American Forest Association, National Wildlife Association and other environmental associations.

He is survived by his daughters Robyn Kain of Vacaville and Pamela Kain Kellerman of Forbestown, who loved him dearly and miss him greatly. He is preceded in death by his daughter Susan Kain of Sacramento.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Apr. 22, 2014