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Major Raymond Kane, Sr., USAF (Ret.)

October 28, 1929 October 26, 2013
Major Raymond Kane, Sr., USAF (Ret.)
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Services for Major Raymond A. Kane, USAF (Ret.) 83 of Sumter, S.C. will be held at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of McMillan – Small Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach, S.C, Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Deacon George Ferland from St. Andrews Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will follow with full military honors in the Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery, Myrtle Beach. Major Kane died Saturday, October 26, 2013, at KershawHealth, Camden. Born in Brooklyn, NY. He was the son of the late John and Charlotte Murphy Kane. Major Kane joined the Air Force at 17 years old, retiring in 1975 after 29 years of military service. While serving his country in the Berlin Airlift, and during the Korean War and Vietnam, he earned numerous awards and decorations, most notably the Bronze Star while in Vietnam. The discipline and patriotism he earned in the Air Force never left him, as friends and family will attest. Surviving are his wife, Mary Meadows Kane; 5 children, Paul J. Kane, Mark A. Kane and his wife Colette, Mary J. Crawford and her husband Robert “Bobby”, Charlotte M. Robinson and her husband Dean , Thomas G. Kane and his wife Maria; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son in 1987, Raymond Kane, Jr. The family will visit and greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the funeral home, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Maryknoll Mission, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302. Baker Funeral Home of Kershaw, S.C. is serving the family locally and McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is also serving the family.

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