Ida Marie Kane, a homemaker and Orioles season ticket holder for more than 50 years, died of colon cancer Wednesday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. The Mount Airy resident was 72.
She was born Ida Marie Vencle in Baltimore and reared on Aiken Street. After graduating in 1949 from Catholic High School, she worked for a decade as an accounts receivable clerk at Commercial Credit Corp.
An avid baseball fan, Mrs. Kane first became a season ticket holder for the old International League Orioles in 1949 and remained so after the Orioles became a major league team in 1954.
"She missed very few opening days and if she did, it was because she had something to do with our children," said her husband of 46 years, Robert Louis Kane, retired vice principal of Franklin Elementary School in Reisterstown.
She also enjoyed duckpin bowling and was a member for many years of the Westview Fair Lanes Ladies Tuesday Morning Bowling League. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Kane was a communicant of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Poplar Springs, 1125 St. Michael's Road, Mount Airy, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kane is survived by two sons, Michael S. Kane of Finksburg and Stephen F. Kane of Mount Airy; two daughters, Theresa M. Caprio of Perry Hall and Mary C. Parker of Taylorsville; and eight grandchildren.