David M. Kane, prominent citizen of Grove, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, David was born to John and Alice Kane on Aug. 6, 1944.
He went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in mechanical engineering. Following graduation he served with the U.S. Army as a captain in the Asian Pacific.
He began his professional career with Buffalo Forge Company on the East Coast as an engineer and salesperson, settling in Darien, Conneticut, his home for over two decades.
After establishing a series of successful businesses and receiving several patents for HVAC innovations, including his pride and joy, the Mistop 7, David retired on Grand Lake.
Seeking to preserve the history of Route 66, he opened Afton Station, a museum on the “Mother Road” featuring memorabilia and his beloved collection of classic Packard automobiles.
He was a leader and supporter in several community organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary International, the Shriners, and the Scottish Rite Masons.
An avid sportsman throughout the years, David was a sailor, master diver, fisherman, marksman, hunter, and most recently, he fostered his son Patrick’s powerboating career.
David is survived by his loving wife Sylvie and beloved children Patrick and Sarah and her fiance John. He is also survived by his brother John Kane of Louisville, Kentucky. David will be missed by these people as well as a multitude of extended family, friends, and business associates.
A celebration of David’s life took place at the Kane Family property at 5 p.m., on Monday, August 13, under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.