Joseph J. Cane, 77

Joseph J. Cane, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Silver Spring, Md., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, in Christiana Care Hospital in Wilmington. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the United States Air Force. He retired as a corporate executive in 1994. He was a member of VFW Mason-Dixon Post #7234, Quillen’s Point, Ocean View; the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown, Del.; and the Congressional Country Club in Potomac, Md. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, golfing, cooking and entertaining.

Cane was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F. and Antoinette (Voce) Cane. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jeanette A. (Franceschini) Cane; their children, Joseph N. Cane and his wife, Sandra, Carol L. Allen and her husband, Wayne, Stephen A. Cane and his wife, Joyce, Laura A. Meile and her husband, Kevin, Gregory Cane and his wife, Jean, Paul Cane and his wife, Melinda; a brother, Gene L. Cane; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Salesianum Scholarship Fund, 1801 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19802.