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Paul "P.J." Kane

March 30, 1947 - August 18, 2018

Service Date: August 22, 2018

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery St. Mary s Cemetery

Church Saints Peter and Paul Church

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Paul “P.J.” Kane, 71 of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Saturday evening, August 18, 2018 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Paul A. and Regina (Mundy) Kane.

P.J. was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1965 and Wilkes College, earning his Master’s Degree in Education. While at Wilkes College, P.J. played linebacker for the football team known as The Golden Horde. Between 1965 and 1969, The Golden Horde posted 32 straight victories, 3 Middle Atlantic Conference Championships, 3 straight 8-0 seasons, 2 Lambert Cup Trophies, and was the MAC Century Team.

P.J. was employed at Hanover Area High School as a social studies teacher for 33 years, retiring in 2003. While at Hanover Area, He was the assistant football coach. He was also the assistant football coach at his Alma mater, Wilkes College, and was the assistant wrestling coach at West Side Central Catholic High School, Kingston.

P.J. was an avid Notre Dame Football fan and New York Yankee fan. He and his wife Marion attended the Yankee’s Spring Training in Florida for 15 years in a row after his retirement from teaching. He was also a youth soccer coach for the Parsons Rowdies.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, the former Marion A. Thomas, daughters Kelley Brozena and her husband Jason, Alpharetta, Georgia, and Tracey McCormick and her husband Matthew, Fort Mill, South Carolina, grandchildren Brandon, Aidan and Dylan Brozena, Colin, Caitlyn, and Camryn McCormick, nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 9:30 am at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Saints Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, with Father John C. Lambert, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Family and friends may call Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Saints Peter & Paul Church Food Pantry, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, PA 18705.