Paul D. Kane, Sr.

October 4, 1939 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Paul Kane, Sr. Obituary

Paul D. (Kojadinovich) Kane Sr., 84, of Butler, passed away peacefully at Butler Memorial Hospital after a long illness on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 with his three children by his side. 

Paul was born in Butler, PA on October 4, 1939 to the late Stephan and Josephine (Krulicki) Kojadinovich.  He grew up in Lyndora the youngest of three children and graduated from Butler Senior High School in 1957.  He married the former Marilyn Elizabeth Holot, also of Lyndora, on May 6, 1961.  Together they shared 58 years of marriage. 

After graduating from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh on June 12, 1959 with a diploma in Advertising Illustration, Paul worked in the Butler Eagle’s advertising department for eight years.  In February 1968, he began a 33-1/2-year career as a slitterman in the ARMCO Steel Mill Strip Shears department, where he retired in 2001. 

Paul was an avid fan of Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Steelers whom he followed without fail, win or lose.  He loved to watch classic TV shows, old Westerns, and World War II movies, and collected World War II books.  He also enjoyed listening to a variety of music, including Big Band, polka, country, and the Bee Gees.  Paul was a wonderful, gifted artist who created many paintings, sketches, and drawings for family and friends, often upon request. 

Everyone who met Paul instantly knew he was a great guy and loved his personality.  He will be remembered especially for his smile, quick wit, wonderful sense of humor, the snappy one-liners he’d come up with out of the blue, and “bad Dad jokes”. 

Paul’s family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Carlsson, Dr. Dobrzynski, Dr. Provenzano, and Dr. Shrishrimal for their caring, tireless efforts, as well as his ICU nurses Colby and Joe who provided him compassionate bedside care at the end.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn, who passed away on December 13, 2019, his older brother Joseph and sister Stephanie (Heckel) Kojadinovich, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Paul leaves behind to cherish his memories two daughters, Colonel Kris Kane, USAF (Ret.) of Navarre, FL and Marilyn E. Kane of Butler, with whom he made his home and who was his stalwart primary caregiver and advocate in his later years; his son Paul D. Kane, Jr. and wife Tammy, and their daughter Alyssa Kane, all of Bethel Park; a number of cousins, nieces, nephews, loyal friends and neighbors; and his beloved toy poodle, Spunky, who never left his side.

Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm Sunday.  Funeral Services will be held on Monday, at 10:00 am, at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 105 Kohler Avenue in Lyndora.  Rev. Radko Blichar, Pastor to officiate.  Interment will follow in Northside Cemetery, Butler.

Panachida Services will be held at 4:30 pm Sunday at the Funeral Home.

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November 26, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St
Butler, PA 16001

November 26, 2023

4:30 PM
Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St
Butler, PA 16001

Funeral Service
November 27, 2023

10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church (Kohler Avenue, Lyndora)


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