Jack Kane passed away following a brief illness on March 17, 2020. Born in Cutchogue to Frances (Broaker) and William Kane, he graduated from Southold High School in 1950. Following graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and served through the end of his enlistment in 1954. At the conclusion of his Navy engagement he attended and graduated from the Academy of Aeronautics.
In 1955, Jack married Agnes “Jean” Grosbouer at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. They built their home in Cutchogue and raised two sons about a quarter of a mile down the street from where he grew up. Newly graduated from the Academy, he was employed by the Grumman Corporation, where he worked as an instrument engineer for the flight test division. He remained at Grumman for the next 35 years, until his retirement in 1992.
An active member of the local Boy Scout troop, the Parents Club of Mercy High School and the Grumman Retiree Club, Jack kept busy in service to his family, neighbors and the North Fork community at large. Jack was an active member of Cutchogue Fire Department for 57 years and served in many different capacities within the organization over this period of time. He was a lifelong resident of Cutchogue who never wanted to live anywhere else.
Firematic services were held prior to a Mass celebrated by Msgr. Joseph Staudt at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck. He was buried with military honors at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue. He is home once more.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James Kane.
Jack is survived by his wife, Jean; his sons, John Kane of Oswego, N.Y., and Michael Kane of Vestal, N.Y.; his grandsons, John, Robert, Benjamin, Jonathan and Timothy; and his great-granddaughter, Eva.
There will be a gathering of family and friends at a later date to celebrate a life well lived.
Memorial donations may be made to the Choroideremia Research Foundation, 23 E. Brundreth St., Springfield, MA 01109 or to Cutchogue Fire Department.
This is a paid notice.