Life Story / Obituary
John Patrick Kane, “Jack”, age 68, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016, at his residence. He was born in New York, NY, the borough of Bronx February 21, 1947, son of the late John J. and Helen (Nee: McHenry) Kane. John graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL with a degree in Political Science. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Republic of Vietnam earning The Army Commendation Medal and The Bronze Star Medal. Upon returning to the U.S., he was hired by Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ. It was there that he met the love of his life, Rosemary Bialy and were married May 3, 1975. His career with Johnson & Johnson found them moving to Texas and then Illinois. Following Illinois, John accepted a position with the Drackett company in Urbana, OH. When S.C. Johnson acquired the Windex Brand from Drackett, John went to work for the City of Urbana as City Manager. He served in that position for 3 years until 1996 when S.C. Johnson offered him a position that brought him to Racine. His association with S.C. Johnson moved him to Canada and then California before returning to Racine to be closer to his daughters in 2006, retiring in 2012. John was an avid sports fan who loved Sunday football, golf, racquetball, and softball. Above all it was his family that he treasured the most. He will be dearly missed. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Rose; children, Shannon (Nikole Ninni) Kane, Megan (James Borowick) Kane-Borowick, Julie (John) Gravgaard, Ryan (Barb) Kane; grandchildren, Addison Ninni-Kane and Liam Kane-Borowick and Jonathan, Zachary and Madison Gravgaard, Madelyn and Justin Kane; his sister, Theresa Kane; brother, Michael (Kathleen) Kane; in-laws, Barbara (Asis) Saha, Ted (Lillian) Bialy; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. A remembering service will be held at the funeral home, Friday, January 29, 2016, 6:00 P.M. Relatives and friends my meet at the funeral home prior to the service 5:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials to one’s favorite charity have been suggested. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Hospice and the doctors, nurses, and staff on 3c for their loving and compassionate care.