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Obituary for Gerard Kane

Father of Jarrod T. Kane, Funeral Director and Vice President of Woods-Rettig Funeral Home

Cortland- Gerard F. Kane, affectionately known as Gerry or "Ger," died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 14, 2019, at his home from complications due to Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).

He was born on July 15, 1949, in Warren, a son of the late Owen H. and Mary Rita Cassidy Kane, Sr.

Gerry was a lifetime resident of Cortland, a 1967 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, and served in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. He worked for his father at Kane Lumber Co. as a young man and carved out a career at Cortland Banks working as a loan officer and branch manager for 33 years. Growing up, Gerry enjoyed riding horses and playing backyard football with his friends from “Pumpkin Center.” In later years, he liked golfing, bowling, and working in his yard. Mostly, Gerry enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be remembered as a man who was both loyal and loving. He will be deeply missed by his family and those who had the privilege of knowing him. 

He is survived by the love of his life, Lynda Springer Kane, whom he married on July 31, 1971; three sons, Darren (Cassie) Kane, Jarrod (Heather) Kane, and Adam (Beth) Kane; two brothers, Thomas (Luanne) Kane, and John Kane; two sisters, Karen (Tom) Freed, and Mary (Robert) Kuchinow, and by a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Kane. Also surviving are his beloved grandchildren, Alexa, Sydney, Morgan, Brennon, Ethan, and Lyla Kane.

Gerry was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Owen H. Kane, Jr.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel.

A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Cortland with Father Carl Kish officiating.

Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Trumbull County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to either the AFTD at or Community Hospice at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

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