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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Patricia Kane
July 3, 1929 - July 14, 2016

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Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Clergy - St. Alphonsus Church - 33 Conwell Drive, Maple Glen, PA 19002 - 215-646-4600 - Map
Cemetery - Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - 3301 West Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA 19038 - 215-884-5728 - Map
Family Florist - Kremp Florist - 220 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-657-6700 - Map
Donation - Little Flower Catholic High School Scholarship Fund - 1000 West Lycoming Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140-2199 - 215-455-6900 - Map

The following was lovingly composed by Pat’s family:

Patricia Kane of Dresher, Pennsylvania died Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Brookside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was 87 years old. Patricia was born July 3, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Patrick Logan and the late Lillian Logan (nee - Nugent). She is the beloved wife of John Kane; mother of Susan Zingle and her husband Mark, Kathy Johnson and her husband Glenn, Brother John Kane, F.S.C., Trish Kane, Renie Ostien and her husband Dan, Jim Kane and his wife Colleen, Matt Kane and his wife Mary, Paul Kane, and the late Michael J. Kane; grandmother of Kyle, Brian, and Andrew Zingle, Courtney and Carrie Johnson, Melissa and Becca Ostien, Ashley and Lauren Kane, Sierra and Michael Griffin, and Kristen, and Matty Jack Kane; sister of Jimmy Logan, the late Philip Logan, and the late Charles Logan. She is also survived by a loving extended family.

Pat Logan grew up the youngest of four. Like her three older brothers, she attended St. Stephen School at Broad and Butler streets in North Philadelphia for elementary school, before moving on to Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, sparking a lifelong passion of supporting the school. After high school she worked in a bank and as a bookkeeper. One day her brother Phil’s classmate from St. Stephen and Roman Catholic High School showed up at the door, so their mother, Lillian, went to summon Phil. John Kane intervened and explained he wasn’t there for Phil. On May 20, 1955 John and Pat were married at St. Stephen’s Church, a parish founded in 1843. 

By 1971, after the family grew and grew, the Kanes settled into Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, with a backyard that ended where their new parish, St. Alphonsus, began. Pat Kane quickly became a force inside the church. She started a program to deliver dozens of casseroles each month to St. John’s Hospice, a Catholic Social Service Center in Center City Philadelphia. She ran the program for more than 30 years, amid many stints as homeroom mother and other volunteer efforts. She spent years as a volunteer in the guidance counselor’s office at La Salle College High School, where all five of her sons attended, often working next to her beloved sister-in-law, the late Bernadette Logan.

She was a very proud grandmother, and when she grew weak and was called to her next journey, she held on long enough so that her husband of 61 years and her children could be at her side on her last day.

Her spirit will endure for generations to come.

Relatives and friends were invited to her viewing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. and her Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Church, 33 Conwell Drive, Maple Glen, PA 19002 www.stalphonsusparish.com. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Little Flower Catholic High School Scholarship Fund, 1000 West Lycoming Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140-2199.

Family flowers arranged by Kremp Florist 215-657-6700.

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