Share this article

print logo

Edward J. Kane, longtime teacher embraced his Polish heritage

April 6, 1943 – Aug. 14, 2016

Edward J. Kane of Alden, a teacher for more than 30 years, died Aug. 14. He was 73.

Born in Buffalo, he earned undergraduate degrees from the University at Buffalo and Medaille College. He also held two master’s degrees from Canisius College.

Mr. Kane taught elementary grades at West Valley Central School for 26 years and taught for seven years in parochial and public schools in Buffalo.

He was active in the New York State United Teachers union and was one of the original members of the Committee of One Hundred.

Proud of his Polish heritage, he studied in Poland in 1972 and was a member of the Polish Arts Club and the Chopin Singing Society in the 1960s and 1970s.

He was the first president of the Medaille College Alumni Association and a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.

Survivors include two brothers, Gary and Ronald; and a sister, Julie Lach.

A memorial Mass was offered last Saturday in St. Stanislaus Church, 123 Townsend St.

There are no comments - be the first to comment