On Monday, June 29,2020 James S. Kane Jr. went home to be with the Lord. Jim was born January 31, 1941, the oldest of 5 children. He grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, playing baseball, bowling, golfing, and Sunday football in the backyard. He had his 1st job at the age of 11 and went on to start his own landscaping company. Jim graduated from St. Vincent High School, class of 1959. There he met his dance partner and love of his life, Carol. They danced through their life together for 63 years! They traveled the world- always in search of the “biggest ball of twine”, “the Western Sand Dunes” and the “5 minute visit to the Grand Canyon”.
Jim served in the U.S. Army as a Communication Specialist for 6 years. He was a third degree member of The Knights of Columbus. He retired from a successful career at Goodyear after 40+ years of service and 5 Blimp rides. He was a parishioner of Guardian Angels Parish.
Continuing to want to help others, at the end of Jim’s life, he donated to Life Banc Ohio. He designed the family home of 42+ years, where he raised his 3 amazing children and 8 awesome grandchildren. Papa was their biggest fan and supporter for all their sports, hobbies, and endeavors. Jim was an avid gardener, golfer boasting 2 hole in ones, and a master of the grill. His wit and humor brought smiles and laughter to all, and made everyone feel as part of the family.
Preceded in death by parents, James and Anne Kane; in-laws, James and Marge Casey; and brother in-law, Terry Casey.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carol; children, Laura Stamler, James S. III (Tracy), Christine (Craig) McMillan; devoted grandchildren, Alexa (Alex), Nicholas (Owen), Alaina, James John, Christopher, Abigail, Annabelle, and Aidan; siblings, Tom (Mary), Don (Kathy), Bob, Joyce (Jim), and many great nieces, nephews, cousins and many many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church,1686 S. Cleveland-Massilon Rd. Copley 44321. Visitation 10:00 am with Mass to follow at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Guardian Angels Parish.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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