Obituary - Keith Kane - Class of 1931

Keith Kane
Class of 1931


© Published on 5/23/2007

Keith Watson Kane

Keith Kane KEITH WATSON KANE Passed away April 1, 2007 at the age of 95. Born in Oakland CA, on Feb 5, 1912, he was the son of Alexander Kane and Irma Asbill Kane. Keith graduated from Oakland High School. He married twice, the first time to Claire Dower and to that union were born two children, Dawson and Linda. He later married Barbara Masse in Oakland in 1945 and to that union were born five children, Kathleen, Rick, James, Kevin and Jill. Both wives predeceased him, but he is survived by all seven of his children, as well as grandchildren Tim & Ryan Kowal, & Karli, Kelsi, Sarah, and Lauren Kane. He ran a small taxi cab business in Oakland for many years, and his one passion was the horse races. Keith was a grandson of an early California pioneer and trail blazer, Pierce Asbill, who was one of the first settlers in Mendocino County's Round Valley in the 1850's. Keith will be buried in the Veterans Cemetery in Dixon, CA.