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June 25, 2012

The Passing of David J. Kane

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashedit @ 4:15 pm

DAVID with his best friend of over 60 years, devoted wife YETTA.


  1. r.i.p., david 😦

    Comment by laughingwolf — June 25, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

  2. Thank you. I’ll pass all kind comments on to the family. Granddaughter Elisa just emailed thanks.

    Comment by ashedit — June 25, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

  3. The title of their book is “How to Survive Anything” and I was eager to read it, knowing I would likely have not survived what they did. I came to know them a little and from Elaine’s stories.
    I’m sorry he is no longer in this world as a beacon of the greatness of the human spirit.

    Comment by Mar Preston — June 25, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

  4. Beautifully said, Mar. Thank you.

    Comment by ashedit — June 26, 2012 @ 6:14 am

  5. I am sorry to hear of his passing.

    Comment by charlesgramlich — June 26, 2012 @ 9:44 am

  6. Annie Murphy sent this in a private email and gave permission for me to post it:

    I was sorry to hear about David Kane’s passing. I remember that you mentioned he was ill a month or so ago, up all night coughing but still showing up promptly for a book signing. I am reading the Kanes’ story slowly and am impressed by their stoicism, their-stick-to-the-job-until-it-is-done attitude. This was a trait that my parents possessed (perhaps it was a generational trait) , and I always admired it. My prayers go to Yetta and family for strength in this difficult time.

    Comment by ashedit — June 26, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

  7. May we all run as admirable a race as he did. So long, David.

    Comment by Brian Drake — June 26, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

  8. What a legacy–His marriage, his children and grandchildren, and his extraordinary life story preserved in his book.

    Comment by Al Tucher — June 27, 2012 @ 9:12 am

  9. Sorry to hear it, Elaine.

    Comment by oscar case — June 27, 2012 @ 10:29 am

  10. A full life leaves a full legacy…he dwells in the hearts of all who read his inspiring biography

    Comment by Tom Burney — June 28, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

  11. I had the privilege of working with Elaine on David and Yetta’s book. Not only was their story so fascinating to my generation, but I was struck particularly by their desire to pass on their life outlook to young people. The comments they received from the hundreds of school children they shared their experiences with show in true reflection the effect of their tenacity, faith, hope and especially courage. I was moved again and again by the responses of children who took so many aspects of their outlook forward. Some were inspired, some were ashamed of their own prejudices so clearly demonstrated in David and Yetta’s early life experiences, and some were grateful for David and Yetta showing them a new perspective, and a sense of hope. Most were appreciative of having this couple come so intimately into their lives and share these experience. I see their book, started as a memorial for the family, becoming an extension of their desire to share and inspire and I truly hope it becomes required reading in middle schools all over the nation.

    I am truly saddened by the passing of David, but thank God he and Yetta had the opportunity to write out their inspiring experiences. They, together, will continue to change lives and inspire those with little hope. Thank you David for your wonderful and fruitful life, and my heart-felt sympathy to Yetta and your family.

    Comment by Joanne Bolton — June 29, 2012 @ 10:50 am

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