Frank B. Kane, age 60, died on June 15, 2020. Raised in Pitman, Frank graduated from Pitman High School in 1978. At a young age, Frank caught the entrepreneurial bug, delivering newspapers ultimately becoming the block captain, then starting a firewood delivery service out of his parent's house. Not long after, he started growing, as well as selling, produce and Christmas trees with his friend, Jeff Wood. In 1980, he purchased the old Cedar Hill Nursery and founded Kane Wood Fuel, expanding his firewood and logging business. He also worked for the US Forest Service and in the Summer of 2000, volunteered his firefighter and Sawyer expertise to fight forest fires out West in Idaho and Montana. He received the Mayor's Silver Medal Award later that same year for risking his own welfare to fight those fires. He served as Shade Tree Commissioner for the Borough of Pitman and was instrumental in getting the Borough the designation of Tree City, USA. Frank was a life member and Trustee of Highland Chemical Engine Company in Pitman, joining in 1978. He is a member of the Northeastern Loggers Assn, and the New Jersey Farm Bureau .
Survived by his wife of 31 years Marguerite (nee Johnson), daughter Felicia Kane and her husband Justin Lahn, his parents Beryl (Schubert) and Clarence Kane, brothers Clarence "Butch", Craig and Michael Kane.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Rd., Medford, NJ 08055. Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com.
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