Steven Lee Kane, age 73, of Ocala, Florida died March 20, 2021. Steve was born August 8, 1947 to Sgt. James Patrick and Shirley (Garman) Kane in Newport News, Virginia. Since his father was in the military, he lived in Arizona, Tacoma, Washington and Florida before settling in Maryland. Prior to moving to Ocala, FL in 2006 he resided in Edgewater, MD
Steve graduated from Surrattsville High School in Clinton, MD and had an AA in computer science. He served in Vietnam as an Air Freight Specialist and Photographic Repairman achieving the rank of Sgt. in the USAF. He worked for Ryder Logistics for 35 years in the trucking industry. Steve enjoyed doing the community newsletter, fishing, target shooting and computers.
Steve was an honest, caring and loving person. In 2004 after surviving cancer he wanted to give back and started volunteering as a Santa. After moving to Ocala and retiring he called himself a “computer hobbyist”. He enjoyed solving problems, for the HP forums where he was a volunteer expert and helping residents in his community with their computer problems. He rebuilt donated computers and gave them to people in the community or churches. Several years through HP, he donated a new computer to a deserving senior at Trinity Catholic High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat Kane & Shirley Smith; step-father, Harold Smith; brother and sister-in-law John & Marsha Kane and a nephew & niece. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Kane; son, Aaron Lewis of White Plains, MD; step-son, Matthew Pitman of Thurmont, MD step-daughter, Cara Odenwald of Easton, MD; 3 granddaughters and 5 step-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478-4860
Our deepest condolences on Steve’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers that the love of family and friends will comfort you at this difficult time. God must have an awful lot of computers that need fixing and He better have a huge pot of coffee ready for Steve! Prayers that your memories will always be of happier times together.
Jeanne – We are saddened at the passing of our dear friend, Steve. He will be missed and I enjoyed talking with him over a cup of coffee ( a lot of them ), We are comforted that he no longer suffers and he is at peace. We pray for his repose and that you will find strength and peace. Know that we and all your friends are here for you.
We will be at Bushnell on April 6th.
Jeanne – Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Steve was a dear friend of ours and I always enjoyed having discussions with him. His sense of humor was contagious. We know he’s at peace and no more suffering. You were always there for him and I know he so appreciated your love. We will surely miss him and thank him for his service.