James A. Kane Sr.

97, Brick, New Jersey

Age 97


97, Brick, New Jersey


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James A. Kane Sr.

AGE: 97 • Brick

James A. Kane Sr., age 97, of Brick, died Dec. 16 at Laurelton Village Care Center, Brick. Born in South Plainfield, he lived there most of his life until moving to Brick in 1985. He was the owner/operator of Kane's Liquors in South Plainfield for many years until retiring. James was a very active member of the South Plainfield community. He was a Volunteer Fireman, sat on the Board of Education, was the Past president of Rotary International and Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks. He was also a member of the Navy League of the United States, Watchung Chapter, the Knights of Columbus, VFW and American Legion. James proudly served in the US Army as a First Serge ant during World War II, participating in battles in Normandy and Belgium. His valiant service earned him the Bronze Star. He continued his devotion to his country as a member of the 102nd Cavalry Regiment Association, Essex Troop.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Virginia Kane; his sisters, Mary, Barbara, Kathleen and Jeanette and his brothers, John and Francis. James is survived by his son, James A. Kane Jr. of Somers Point; his daughter, Dayle Maloney and her husband, Ronald of Point Pleasant; 4 grandchildren, James A. Kane III, Brian Kane, James P. Maloney and Kelly Travers and two great grandchildren, Jessica and Dylan Kane. He is also survived by two sisters, Sister Jane Kane and Rita Claire Kane.

Visitation will be Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9pm at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, 885 Mantoloking Rd., Brick. A funeral service will be offered Fri. 9:30am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the NJ Veteran's Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in James' name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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In all the years I've known Jim, I never saw him without a smile on his face. He had a true zest for life and that's how I'll always remember him. My condolences to his family.

my prayers for the kane family,he will be missed god bless

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

I came to know Handsome, as I called him, several years ago. He was a trip alright! Told many interesting stories & loved to flirt even in his mid 90's! Lol Would love to have known him when he was younger. Hey my friend, I'm definitely NOT behaving myself! God speed Handsome. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. xoxo


I wish I met him when he was 90, he must have been something. 91-94 he'd knock on my door and say do you want to go for lunch or a walk. I never knew he was a war hero, but I knew he was a hero in the way he lived his everyday life. Have a safe journey my friend, hope we meet again one day.

To the Best Godfather a gal could ever have. Memories of your sunny disposition will warm my heart until I see you on the other side...

We at the New Jersey National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt had the distinct privilege of conducting an oral history interview with Mr. Kane regarding his WWII service with the 102nd Cavalry. It was indeed one of the best interviews we ever recorded, as his memory and story telling ability were superb. That interview has served as a primary source for a senior thesis at Rutgers University and a book of New Jersey history tales. Mr. Kane lived a full and a good life. May he rest in peace.

God Bless the Soul of this very fine Patriot.