Nancy Kane death – obituary, cause of death : Nancy Kane 79, of East Hampton has died. She passed away at her home two months after being diagnosed with cancer on Thursday June 28.
Nancy was born on December 5th 1933 to Lysle K. Butler and Dorothy Morgan Butler. her parents were alumni of Oberlin College where her father was the athletic director at the time. She attended Oberlin and moved to Sayville in 1955, where she took a teaching position.
She raised children In Sayville where she obtained graduate degrees, she was very supportive of her husband’s teaching and building careers. She also taught at Sayville School District, then as an adjunct professor at Dowling College, and then as a middle school reading teacher for the Sachem School District.
The Kanes moved to the Springs, In 1988. She then served at the Springs Community Presbyterian Church in many roles. She was an active member of the Accabonac Protection Committee and the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, leading more than 100 hikes in the community right up until this year.
The former Springs residence served on the East Hampton Town Planning Board and most recently worked for the Community Preservation Fund. she was known for researching to get accurate information and working toward compromise to get things done. In any disagreement, whether at a public forum, or with family at the dinner table, participants would look to her as a voice of compassion and reason, her family said.
She looked for the best in others and “enjoyed the ride,”. She loved travelling, she loved to read and going hiking in the outdoors was something she enjoyed doing, a good conversation, a lovely meal, and any new adventure gave her joy.
she is survived by her husband Jerry and daughter, Jenny.
Services and interment were held on Monday, July 2, at Green River Cemetery in the Springs.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Springs Community Presbyterian Church, 5 Old Stone Highway, East Hampton, NY 11937 or to an organization of the donor’s choice.