Fred Kane

Fred Kane

February 20, 1931 January 1, 2020

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Obituary for Fred L. Kane

Fred L. Kane, 88

EAST LIVERPOOL – Fred L. Kane, lifetime East Liverpool resident, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the Hospice House in Poland. He was 88.

Born in East Liverpool, February 20, 1931, he was a son of the late Delmar and Mabel Kidder Kane. A member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1948, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. A faithful member of Boyce United Methodist Church, he was very active in church activities through the years, including the choir, Board of Trustees and mission trips to Ecuador, Bolivia and Haiti. For 56 years, he served on the Board of Hollow Rock Camp Meeting Association.

Fred worked all his life from the age of 9 when he was a golf caddie. He trained at the Deforest Institute in Chicago where he learned the electrical trade. He was a 50 year member of the IBEW and worked for several electrical companies in the area. He also owned and operated the Lamp Post electrical contracting business. He also owned L&B Donut Shop at one time and later became a real estate agent with Dorothy Crook, Bill Montgomery and Tate Hilbert.

Fred loved to sing, he was a member of the Crucible Chorus, Barbershop Chorus in East Liverpool and Steubenville, the Messiah Choir and the Community Choir. He also served the community as a member of the Community Improvement Corporation, the City Zoning Board and was the past president of the East Liverpool Relators Association. He was a member of the East Liverpool Lions Club for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, T. Charmaine Edgar Kane on June 24, 2003. The couple married August 3, 1949. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Lynn Bryan and a son, Randall A. Kane.

Survivors include a daughter, Saundra Grigsby and her husband, Ken, of Akron, and two sons, David E. Kane and his wife, Tracy, of Hubbard, Ohio and Michael A. Kane of East Liverpool. He also leaves nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A sister survives as well, Dottie Seevers of East Liverpool.

Minister Jason Pancake will conduct a funeral service Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Boyce United Methodist Church. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the church.

Following the service, friends and family will gather at the church for fellowship.

Burial will be at Columbiana County Memorial Park.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Hospice House for their compassionate care.

Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in care of Boyce Church, Anna Avenue, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 5th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Boyce Church
    Anna Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Sunday, January 5th, 2020
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    one hour prior to the service at the church
  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, January 5th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Boyce Church
    Anna Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Sunday, January 5th, 2020
    Minister Jason Pancake
  • Interment

    Monday, January 6th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Columbiana County Memorial Park
    16078 Irish Ridge Road
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Monday, January 6th, 2020
  • Reception

    Sunday, January 5th, 2020 |
    Boyce Church
    Address Not Available
    Sunday, January 5th, 2020

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D. Terrence O'Hara

I had the privilege of knowing Fred in many of his various vocations. He was always a true gentleman. My sympathies to the Kane family and especially to his sister Dottie Seevers on a life well lived.
Sorry we couldn't be there in person.
Terry and Carolee O'Hara
Comment | Posted at 11:17am via Condolence

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Fred L. Kane, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Fred L. Kane, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Comment | Posted at 05:26am via Condolence

Cathy Raber

So sorry to hear this of this wonderful man. He took such wonderful care of Charmaine when she was ill. May he be blessed to have no more pain & be complimented in heaven.
Comment | Posted at 05:53pm via Condolence

Katherine Aileen Bryan

Sending my sincere sympathy to all of Fred's family. I will always remember him for the great singer and family man that he was. I know he was welcomed home by other family members gone before, Keeping you all in my thoughts, KatyB
Comment | Posted at 11:33am via Condolence

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