By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Apr 05, 2012 at 5:24 PM
Bruce R. Kane, a retired mechanical engineer whose career in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry spanned more than six decades, died March 15 of complications from melanoma at his daughter's Brandywine home.
The one-time Timonium resident was 88.
Mr. Kane, the son of an educator and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Sequoia Avenue in the city's Ashburton neighborhood.
After graduating from Forest Park High School, he began his college studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
He left Cornell during World War II and enlisted in the Army Air Forces. Trained as a navigator, Mr. Kane was stationed in Italy with the 15th Air Force, where he flew aboard B-17 bombers under the command of Maj. Gen. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle.
He had been a member of First United Methodist Church in Winter Park, Fla.
No services are planned at this time, family members said.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Mary Jane Stone; a son, Bruce R. Kane II of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Erin Monfort of Brandywine; a sister, Elizabeth Glaser of Roland Park; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
An earlier version misidentified Kane's son's name. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.