A Requiem Mass for Henry Augustine Kane Jr., 75, of Tyler will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with Rev. Augustine Tharappel officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Kane passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at his home in Tyler. He was born in Atlanta, GA to Henry Augustine Kane, Sr. and Alice Theresa Minahan.
Henry graduated from Marist High School in Atlanta in 1960. He attended Villanova University, where he came to love Villanova Basketball. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, where he received a BA in Philosophy and later an MBA from Georgia State University.
Henry enlisted in the US Army in 1966 and graduated from OCS as a First Lieutenant. From there he served at MACV (Military Assistance Vietnam) in Saigon under the command of General William Westmoreland. He served in the Army Reserves for many years. He was awarded several medals including the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation.
After Vietnam, Henry returned to Atlanta and soon married his wife of 48 years, Frances Delahaye of Plaquemine, Louisiana.
In Atlanta, he started a career in the banking business. He moved to Tyler in 1982, where he became part owner of radio stations including KTYL. Later he had interests in the alarm and security business. His most recent endeavor was Kane Security Company in Longview, which was sold in 2016.
In 1997, Henry was diagnosed with Inclusion Body Myositis (a rare and incurable disease), which began to change his life as it progressed. He accepted the challenges with courage and faith.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving family including, his wife, Frances; a son, Henry Augustine Kane III; a daughter, Shannon Kane Briggs and her husband, David Warren Briggs; and two grandchildren, Riley Kane Briggs and David Henry Briggs.
Henry was a member of The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Special recognition for her devoted service to Henry and his family goes to Kirhonda Smith. God truly sent an angel to the family.
Visitation is at Stewart Family Funeral Home on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed immediately by the Rosary.
If desired, memorials may be made to Wellspring-Fransalian Center for Spirituality, P.O. Box 440, Whitehouse, TX 75791, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 423 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX 75702 or The Hospice of East Texas Foundation., 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.