James R. Kane, 78

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James R. Kane, a resident of Tarrytown, died April 15 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He was 78.

Mr. Kane was a graduate of Fordham Preparatory School and Manhattan College. His degree in electrical engineering prepared him to share in the development of the Atlantic Missile Range System at Cape Canaveral and on the island of Aruba. In later years, he continued to develop advanced technology related to the military before focusing on commercial projects. Eventually, he established his own company devoted to business structure, consulting and sales.

Mr. Kane was a person of many interests—a lover of nature (camping, fishing, gardening, sailing) talented (ham radio operator, painter chef) with extensive knowledge of history and government and an avid golfer. Above all, he cherished his family. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his son, James, wife Alexis and granddaughter Alexandrea; his daughter, Mary Kathleen; and his son, John, wife Elizabeth and their two children, his youngest grandchildren.


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