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Obituary of James W. Kane


Reverend James W. Kane “Jim”, 73, of DeRuyter NY went to be with his Lord April 10, 2024 with his wife by his side. He was born May 26, 1950 in Long Island NY, the son of the late James P. and Roberta Sayer Kane.


Jim served his community in various capacities throughout his life. He began as a Police Officer down state retiring after many years of service. He then began his calling as clergyman upon relocating to Cortland NY serving the Cortland Free Methodist Church. After retiring from Cortland Free Methodist, he and his wife moved to DeRuyter. He then drove school bus in the Fabius to stay active. Soon after he was called upon to serve as minister of the Vesper Church and then Delphi Falls United Church. Reverend James Kane will be remembered as an instrument for his Lord, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and dedicated police officer.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years Elizabeth “Tish” Kane, his daughter Michelle (Michael) Barnes, his step sons Travis Mulholland and Jason Mulholland, loving grandfather seven, and loving great grandfather of eight.

A memorial service will be this Saturday at 1pm at the Delphi Falls United Church, 2190 Oran Delphi Rd, Manlius, NY 13104

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

The Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland NY is serving the family, online condolences may be left at www.wrightbeard.com

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