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Dennis Barton Kane

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Dennis Barton Kane Obituary
August 21, 1934 - July 27, 2017 Dennis Kane passed away peacefully on July 27. He was predeceased by his parents, Ella and Vincent; his stepfather, Howard; and his son, Michael. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and their children: Patrick and wife, Meaghan, and Andrew. He is also survived by his children Deborah, husband Paul, and Christopher, wife Michelle. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, of Patrick and Meaghan: Matthew, Ella, James, Benjamin, and Lydia. Dennis served as Vice President and Director of Television for the National Geographic Society and as Executive Producer of all National Geographic Television specials for two decades. Later in his career, Dennis was appointed president of ABC/Kane Productions International, which produced original programming for ABC, ESPN, and PBS. Dennis took pride in the many successes of his colleagues and staff; he adored his people and was always excited by the opportunity to mentor and elevate those around him. In retirement, Dennis volunteered his time and expertise to Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO), Catholic Relief Services, Operation Smile, Save the Children, and Smile Train. Donations can be made in Dennis' honor to and Save the Children. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 5-8 pm (7:30 rosary) at Colonial Funeral Home of Leesburg, 201 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE, Leesburg, VA 20176. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11 am at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 101 Oakcrest Manor Dr. NE, Leesburg, VA 20176. Interment will immediately follow the Funeral Mass at St. John's Cemetery. Reception immediately following the burial at River Creek Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg, VA 20176. Please send condolences to www.colonialfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 1, 2017
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