Charles E. Kane
Feb. 5, 1941 – May 2, 2021
Charles E. Kane, 80, of Dry Run, Duncansville, died Sunday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, a son of the late George and Alberta (Wagner) Kane.
He married the former Dorothy Shoup on Oct. 8, 1960. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2020.
Charles is survived by his wife, Dorothy; six children: Robin Dobrowolsky (Kevin) of Indiana, Donna Snyder (Dan), Chuck Kane (Becky), Paul Kane and Scott Kane, all of Duncansville, and Melissa Bradford (Yuri) of Roaring Spring; 12 grandchildren: Justin Dobrowolsky (Carleen), Krista Bearer (James), Meghan Hay (Aaron), Ryan Dobrowolsky, Katelynn Salyards (Joe), Cody Snyder (Emily), Jesse Snyder, Tyler Kane, Levi Kane, Jena Kane, Charley Bradford and Nora Bradford; 10 great-grandchildren: Cheyenne Salyards, Liliana Salyards, Ella Snyder, Grayson Snyder, Phoebe Snyder, Cody Bearer, Raven Sheriff (Beau), Colton Hay, Lincoln Hay and Scarlett Hay; and a great-great-granddaughter, Braelynn Sheriff. He is also survived by a sister, Pat Holsinger; and a brother, George Kane.
He was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Thomas Kane; and a sister, Donna Colby.
Charlie started working at the young age of 16 delivering telegraphs for Dean Phipps Store in Altoona, then worked for Shonefelt Plumbing and Benson Fuel Oil. In 1981, he purchased and founded Kane’s Trash Removal and Charles Kane & Sons. He enjoyed working with his sons and grandsons and worked daily until his passing. He attended Dry Run Independent Baptist Church.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Dry Run Independent Baptist Church, 670 Valley Forge Road, Duncansville; and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday,
May 7, 2021, at the church with Pastor John Leatherman officiating. Interment will take place at Dry Run Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Duncansville.
Memorials may be made to Beacon of Truth Baptist Ministries, 2992 Republic Ave., Florence, S.C. 29501.