Richard D. Kane


Richard D. Kane


Richard D. Kane, almost 90, retired executive vice president of Scott Paper Company, passed away June 27, 2020 at Community Hospice & Palliative Care’s Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

He was born in Chester, Pa. and moved to Florida in 1989 after living several years in Ocean City, N.J. Mr. Kane attended Swarthmore College and was a graduate of the University of Michigan. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955, after which he was employed by E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company and later by the Esterbrook Pen Company in its International Department. Mr. Kane resumed his education and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in December 1961. He then joined Scott Paper and was an early member of the company’s newly formed International Division, where he played a significant role in its growth into an important arm of Scott’s corporate structure.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 68 years, Jean T. Kane (née Thompson), and his sons, Richard D. Jr. (Arlene), David T. (Lane), and Jeffrey B. (Rita), all residents of Fernandina Beach, and a daughter, Susan K. Langager (John) of Spring Hill, Tenn.; and nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

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