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Richard E. "Dick" Kane


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Richard E. "Dick" Kane Obituary
Richard E. "Dick" Kane

AGE: 81 • Newark

Died suddenly on March 27, 2017.

Born on August 30, 1935 he was the son of the late Charles W. and Elsie Kane. A contractor and master carpenter, Dick was the owner and operator of James. W. Flaherty, Inc. and later Kane Enterprises which he ran until his retirement.

Dick's family always came before himself, and he devoted his life to taking care of everyone and always lending a helping hand to friends. Family was the light of his life. An avid skeet and trap shooter, Kane won the Delaware State Skeet Shoot nine consecutive times, a record that still stands today.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter Donna Williams. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Barbara Kane. Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy Smith (John) and Theresa Engel; six grandchildren Amanda Stock (Pat), Andrew Engel (Alexandra), Alyse Yannucci (Nick), Caitlin Szymanski (Stan), Tyler Smith, and Matthew Engel; three great-grandchildren Adelynn, Bentley, and Elliott; and son-in-law, Russ Williams.

The family would like to thank the staff of unit 2D at Christiana Hospital for their devotion and compassionate care.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Friday, March 31st between 6 and 8 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington. Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 11 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Chesapeake City, MD.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104. Online condolences may be made at MealeyFuneralHomes.com
Published in The News Journal from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2017
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