Ronald Robert Kane


Ronald Robert Kane, 71, of Mercer, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital suddenly due to injuries sustained from an accident. Mr. Kane was born in McKees Rocks on March 16, 1947, to Joseph and Regina Waslieniewski Kownacki.
Ron married Karen Lee Hopkins on Jan. 31, 1968. She died on July 15, 1989.
He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam as a corpsman on the USS Mercer. Ron was discharged in November 1972.
He married Gloria Stephenson on Sept. 26, 1992.
Ron was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
He is survived by his wife at the residence; six children, Belinda (Robert) Phelps in Champion, Ohio, Ronald (Viki) Kane in Encinitas, Calif., Caroljean Kane and her husband Stephen Kondos in Saint Marks, Fla., Sandra (Fred) Major in Oceanside, Calif., Debra (Dale) Long in Freehold, N.J., Timothy (Carrie) Kane in Houston, Pa.
Ron is also survived by one sister, Betty (Art) Ostrowski in Venice, Fla., and one brother, James (Stella) Kownacki in Pittsburgh; as well as seven grandchildren, Sydney, Alyssa, Caitlin, Hannah, Karlee, Benjamin and Spencer.
He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife; two brothers, Richard and Tony Kownacki; and two sisters, Marjorie Gilmore and Janet Lazzaro.

Ronald Robert, 71, of Mercer.
Calling hours: From 4 to 8 p.m. Friday (1-11-19) at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME INC., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.
Service: Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday (1-12-19) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 100 Penn Ave., Mercer, with the Very Rev. Matthew Kujawinski VF officiating.
Burial: Saint Michaels Cemetery, Greenville.
Published on January 8, 2019
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