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Ruth W. Kane

Mrs. Kane

Ruth W. Kane, age 99, of Lynchburg, Virginia (formerly of Johnstown), passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lynchburg.

She was born on September 18, 1919, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Ruth was a 1937 graduate of Johnstown High School. Mrs. Kane was employed for 41 years as a switchboard operator and later as an Administrative Assistant at the former General Telephone Company until her retirement. She was of the Lutheran faith, a member of the former Christ Lutheran Church and current Grace Lutheran Church in Johnstown.

She is survived by her two sons, John T. Kane Jr. (Janice) of Keller, Texas, and Thomas J. Kane (Joanne) of Lynchburg, Virginia; grandchildren, Matthew Kane (Erin), Tricia Kane, and Andrew Kane (Becca); step-grandchildren, Eric Brunker (Tory) and Matthew Brunker (Allison); eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, John T. Kane Sr., whom she married on July 1, 1944, and who passed on October 11, 2005.

Funeral services and interment will be conducted in later October. A notice will be posted once arrangements are finalized.

Contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society or Grace Lutheran Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.