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Tina Kane

September 19, 1942 — November 22, 2023

Clarks Green

Tina Kane

Helen Christina “Tina” Kane, 81, went to heavenly rest on Nov. 22, 2023 at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

Born Sept. 19, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas, she was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Kelleher) Gross, helping to raise her younger siblings. Voted “friendliest” by her fellow classmates, Tina graduated from Abington Heights High School in 1960. While working as a teller at First National Bank in Clarks Summit, she caught the eye of Richard Kane and they were married on Oct. 17, 1964. They shared 59 years together making a beautiful home and yard that she meticulously cared for in the heart of Clarks Green.

Her children, Colleen and John, were her greatest pride. She was at her happiest visiting New York City’s fashion district and hosting tailgates for cadets at West Point. She held many monikers over the years. Dubbed “TK” by John and Colleen’s friends, she was a cool mom long before cool moms were a thing. By far her favorite nickname was “Nina,” bestowed by her grandson, Finn, combining Nana and Tina into one. Her grandsons, Finn and Will, “hung the moon” and knew all too well that “they could do anything at Nina’s House.”

A true animal lover, she enjoyed the companionship of many dogs over the years, especially her Labradors, Murphy and Riley. She loved her garden, particularly her dahlias and hydrangeas, a beautifully set table, a crisp blouse, a cup of strong black coffee and a good hand of poker.

In addition to doting on her family, Tina worked for many years as a medical assistant at Northeast Eye where she loved taking care of her patients. She was a parishioner of the Church of St. Gregory. The family is grateful to Father John Lapera for his visits across the street to pray with Tina. She found great support and friendship from the members of her KISS group.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Drs. Eric Smith, Chris Peters and Kristin Liptock for their devoted care. A deep thank you also to the nurses and staff at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for being angels among us.

Surviving in addition to her husband is her daughter, Colleen Kane of Edgewater New Jersey; her son, John Kane, and his wife, Leah, of Waverly Twp.; grandchildren, Finn and Will Kane; brothers, Joseph, Bill, John and Jimmy Gross; sister, Nancy Gross Curran; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents and her dear sisters, Mari Grayek and Lisa Hazlett.

The funeral will be on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. from Church of St. Gregory, 330 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by Father John Lapera. The family will receive relatives and friends from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the church before Mass. Fittingly, Dec. 9 coincides with the 124th playing of the Army/Navy game. Tina loved West Point. Please join us in cheering for the Black Knights in America’s Game in her honor. Go ARMY! Beat NAVY!

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 30 E.D. Preate Drive, Suite 108, Moosic, PA 18507. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, visit the funeral home website. Christina’s care has been entrusted to Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

 
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