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John Kane

October 17, 1937 -
August 4, 2016

CAMARGO – John Patrick Kane passed away peacefully on Aug. 4, 2016, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren when he passed.

John was born in Jacksonville on Oct. 17, 1937, to Pat and Ruth (Boyle) Kane. He attended Holy Cross grade school and graduated from Cha…read more

CAMARGO – John Patrick Kane passed away peacefully on Aug. 4, 2016, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren when he passed.

John was born in Jacksonville on Oct. 17, 1937, to Pat and Ruth (Boyle) Kane. He attended Holy Cross grade school and graduated from Champaign Central High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and later received his master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University.

He worked most of his career in the car business at Ted Christman’s and Illini Lincoln Mercury in Champaign. Before he retired, he worked at Four Seasons in Tuscola which brought his career full circle since he used to help at his father’s clothing store when he was young (Kane Clothiers, Champaign).

John practiced Shotokan karate and volunteered at the Crisis Hotline in CU. He enjoyed the many local parks, libraries, and museums, and enjoyed watching the Fighting Illini basketball games. He loved learning, reading, and walking his dog. He was quick to offer encouragement and loved to hear of other people’s victories.

He will be fondly remembered for his sharp wit, his contagious smile, his deep compassion for animals and for his love of the simple joys in life like a striking sunset, a sky full of beautiful clouds or a piping hot cup of coffee.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother and his sister, Julia (Kane) Lashbrook.

He is survived by his daughters, Laurie, Melissa and her husband Kyle; his grandchildren, Tori, Josh and his wife Brittany, Sara, Robbie and Maddie; his great-grandchildren, Landon and Gavin; and his newest great-grandchild, Theo, who will greet the world soon.

John will be greatly missed.

The inurnment will be private as no services will be held. Any stories or remembrances of John that you’d like to share with the family may be done so by emailing petryhome@att.net.

Memorial donations may be made to your local Alzheimer’s Association or at www.alzfdn.org.

Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy, is handling arrangements (www.morganmemorialhome.com).

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