It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Thomas R. Kane, 68, a devoted husband, loving father, proud pops, and a true friend to all who knew him. Tom passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, in complete peace and comfort surrounded by his family.
Tom was born and raised in Long Beach, NY where he built lifelong friendships. He later settled in Green Brook, NJ with his loving wife Susan where they raised two wonderful children Lauren and Eric.
He was a man of many passions. Enjoying golfing with his friends, body surfing with his children, taking vacations with family and friends, inventing songs about his wife, and making people smile. He retired as a Systems Engineer after 20 years with Morgan Stanley and previously held positions at Beneficial and New York Life over the course of his esteemed career.
Tom leaves behind a family who loved him immensely, including his wife Susan, his daughter Lauren and her husband Steve, his son Eric, his grandchildren Emma and Ben, his brother William and his wife Avis, as well as a community of friends who were touched by his warmth and spirit. The legacy of his kind heart and perseverance will live on through them.
Tom was predeceased by his mother Alice Andersen Kane, his father Joseph Kane, his brother Robert, his mother and father-in-law, Norma and William Straub, and his sister-in-law Nancy.
For 13 years, Tom battled Inclusion Body Myositis while remaining resilient and positive as his condition required him to evolve his lifestyle. He showed incredible perseverance during his fight embodying the true meaning of strength, resiliency, and adaptability.
A visitation to honor Tom's life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ. The family wishes to send a heartfelt thank you to all of those who have offered their love and support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Tom, contributions may be made to the Peter Frampton Inclusion Body Myositis Research Fund. Donations can be made online at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center website or via mail to The Johns Hopkins Myositis Center, Development Office, Mason F. Lord Building, Center Tower Suite 358, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224. Please include the Kane family name for acknowledgment of your kind gesture.
Tom's life was one of profound impact, filled with laughter, love, and generosity. As we say goodbye, we also celebrate the remarkable journey that was his life, forever holding onto the memories that he made with each of us.