OBITUARY

Daniel J. Kane

November 19, 1961February 14, 2021

Daniel Kane, 59 of Carmel, Indiana died suddenly of natural causes on February 14th, 2021. He was predeceased by his parents, Moira and David Kane, his in-laws, Arlene and John Dorr, his brother-in- law, Raymond Philio and his nephews Billy and Brendon Gass. He is survived by his beloved wife Arlene, his sons Patrick (Mary), Michael, Colin and Matthew, his precious granddaughters Clara and Ella Kane, his brother Philip Kane, his sisters Susan (Peter) Ronan, Karen (Kevin) Bradley, Eileen (Todd) Evans, his sisters-in-law, Mary Philio, Nancy Gass, brothers-in-law, John (Sandra) Dorr, Michael Dorr and many cherished nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Inspired by his parents, and educated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Dan developed a deep commitment to his faith. He carried that faith with him from New York all the way to Carmel, Indiana and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

Dan was a graduate of Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton, NY and received a BA in Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked for Roche Diagnostics for over 25 years and cared deeply for both the teams he worked with and the advancements they made in diabetes care.

In 1984 Dan met Arlene Dorr, who he would soon learn was the love of his life. Together with Arlene, he raised four boys and learned more about Okinawan Karate than he ever expected.

Dan made the most of his brief retirement. He coached track at Creekside Middle School and savored summers at his lakeside cottage. Dan harbored a great interest in local and national politics. He always enjoyed a robust, fair and respectful political debate, and was published several times in the local papers. Dan’s career took him all over the world, but it was his home and family that provided him with his greatest joys. He surrounded himself with love and laughter, and believed in the power of tradition to strengthen a family. From Sunday family dinners to the thoughtful words of a birthday “go-‘round”, he championed traditions both old and new. The eloquence, wit, and wisdom he so generously shared with his sons and granddaughters will be an everlasting gift.

Dan to some, Dad to others, but always Papa to his granddaughters. Papa had boundless energy when it came to his girls, whether he was “exploring the jungle” with Clara or doting on Ella. Dan spent his life on the move, and he had found himself exactly where he wanted to be.

He will be profoundly missed by all of those who knew and loved him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Friday, February 26th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with eulogies shared prior to Mass at 9:45 am in the church narthex. The family will receive friends from 4-8 pm on Thursday, February 25th at Leppert Mortuary- Smith Carmel Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested in Dan's name to: Little Sisters of the Poor: 2345 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 26260.

Online streaming of Dan's Mass is available at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton website at: www.setoncarmel.org Please then select "Live Mass Stream".

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Taylor Miller-Meeks

March 2, 2021

I did not know Dan; but I know Patrick, his son, through work (only through Zoom meetings so far!). By knowing Patrick, I feel like I do actually know Dan. Patrick is so kind, generous, helpful. Patrick is always willing to go an extra mile to help me out when I need it. Patrick is funny and charming and gregarious and honest. Patrick is dedicated to his career and to his family. I think these are all things Patrick learned from watching is father, Dan. This is a heartbreaking loss, but grief is simply love persevering. May Dan rest in peace and love with his Heavenly Father in God's eternal kingdom. I will keep Dan and the Kane family in my rosary intentions. Sending prayer, love, light and comfort from Denver.

Colleen Csavas

March 1, 2021

I remember Dan with respect and he was such a special person to work with. His time and my time, is filled with many happy memories, displays of great leadership and a devoted family man. Many dinners and days spent all over the world. Sending love and deep condolences to his wonderful family. He loved you all very deeply and was so proud of his family. Colleen Csavas - Australia

Jim Lefevere

February 27, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with and for Dan for a short time, and he was without a doubt one of my favorite leaders. Meetings with him were a mix of storytelling, laughs, and wisdom accumulated over the years. He was one of the most genuine people I have met, and will be missed. Prayers of comfort to his family and Rest In Peace, Dan.

Ann Suter

February 26, 2021

Arlene, Pat, Michael, Colin and Matt
Dan was so special to me; such an amazing man and an inspiration to so many. He was so humble that I don't think he ever really realized his impact on people. He was so many things to so many people and we are all better people because of him. He was a son, brother, husband, brother-in-law, father-in-law and papa to his family. He was a colleague, leader, mentor, confidant and dear friend to so many at Roche. I was so blessed to be his assistant for 13 years. What a ride it was! We laughed (a lot), we cried and we worked hard. We shared so many stories of our families that I felt like I knew each member, including the dogs. His love of his family was so apparent in all he did. When I think of Dan, I will remember his friendship most of all; but also his sense of humor, kindness, honesty, guidance, compassion, integrity and love of his family. I will celebrate Groundhog's Day and St. Patrick's Day in his honor, and I vow to "play like a champion" each and every day. Thank you for sharing him with all of us at Roche, he was a special gift. I will miss him dearly.
Phil, Susan, Karen and Eileen
I remember meeting all of you and your Dad at Pat and Mary's wedding and it was as if I had known you for years. What a special bond you all have. It was very apparent where Dan's values and love of family all started. What a blessing!
Prayers for strength and comfort for all of you.
Much love,
Ann Suter

Jill German

February 26, 2021

Dear Arlene and family,
Beth and I are filled with such tremendous sadness and have you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Dan was a role model in business and life and impacted so many of us - he led with passion, empathy, integrity, humility and humor. And Arlene, he never made it a secret how much he valued you, his boys and your entire family.
Sending you courage, strength and faith.
With our deepest sympathy,
Jill German & Beth Meyerson

Debbie Phillips

February 25, 2021

My heart was broken when I heard of the passing of Dan. I was blessed to work at Roche and honored to know him as a man of faith, family and fun. May God bless you and the family during this time. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. I pray God fills your hearts and minds with peace that passes all understanding as he rejoices in paradise. (RIP)

Vince Tevere

February 25, 2021

To the Kane Family,

I worked with Dan as part of the LIAT team at Roche before he retired. He was a great leader, mentor and friend over the years.
My heartfelt condolences to your entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest In Peace my Friend.

Vince

Janet Traphagen

February 25, 2021

As a Meeting & Event Supplier to Roche Diagnostics, working with Dan was always a treat. He partnered with such integrity. His enthusiasm for his team shown through in every conversation; the consummate professional.

My heartfelt sympathy to his wife, children and grandchildren. Rest in love.

Dick Gilday

February 24, 2021

I had the pleasure, honor, and good fortune to get to usher at St. Elizabeth Seton church with Dan. He had a great sense of humor and I always looked forward to seeing him on the Sundays he was in town and available to usher. He and I would kid each other about being low man on the usher totem pole. Although I didn't know him professionally, I knew he was quite accomplished. However, on Sundays he was just Dan and one of us ushers. I knew he retired and I was hoping he'd find time to get back to ushering. Sadly, that won't be happening. My sympathies to the Kane family. He was a good guy.

Sarah Hanssen

February 24, 2021

Dear Arlene and Family,

There are not adequate words to express to you how very sorry I am and to send the peace and comfort I wish for you and your family. I too - like many of the people sharing memories with you - worked with Dan at Roche Diagnostics. A very, very special group of people worked at Roche and Dan was one of the beloved members of the team. Dan valued team and it was evident every day. As you know better than any of us, Dan valued family even more. My life is richer for having worked with Dan and I am grateful for that experience.

May God's eternal love and your beautiful memories bring you comfort.
Peace be with you all,

Sarah Hanssen

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Daniel Kane, 59 of Carmel, Indiana died suddenly of natural causes on February 14th, 2021. He was predeceased by his parents, Moira and David Kane, his in-laws, Arlene and John Dorr, his brother-in- law, Raymond Philio and his nephews Billy and Brendon Gass. He is survived by his beloved wife Arlene, his sons Patrick (Mary), Michael, Colin and Matthew, his precious granddaughters Clara and Ella Kane, his brother Philip Kane, his sisters Susan (Peter) Ronan, Karen (Kevin) Bradley, Eileen (Todd) Evans, his sisters-in-law, Mary Philio, Nancy Gass, brothers-in-law, John (Sandra) Dorr, Michael Dorr and many cherished nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Inspired by his parents, and educated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Dan developed a deep commitment to his faith. He carried that faith with him from New York all the way to Carmel, Indiana and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

Dan was a graduate of Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton, NY and received a BA in Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked for Roche Diagnostics for over 25 years and cared deeply for both the teams he worked with and the advancements they made in diabetes care.

In 1984 Dan met Arlene Dorr, who he would soon learn was the love of his life. Together with Arlene, he raised four boys and learned more about Okinawan Karate than he ever expected.

Dan made the most of his brief retirement. He coached track at Creekside Middle School and savored summers at his lakeside cottage. Dan harbored a great interest in local and national politics. He always enjoyed a robust, fair and respectful political debate, and was published several times in the local papers. Dan’s career took him all over the world, but it was his home and family that provided him with his greatest joys. He surrounded himself with love and laughter, and believed in the power of tradition to strengthen a family. From Sunday family dinners to the thoughtful words of a birthday “go-‘round”, he championed traditions both old and new. The eloquence, wit, and wisdom he so generously shared with his sons and granddaughters will be an everlasting gift.

Dan to some, Dad to others, but always Papa to his granddaughters. Papa had boundless energy when it came to his girls, whether he was “exploring the jungle” with Clara or doting on Ella. Dan spent his life on the move, and he had found himself exactly where he wanted to be.

He will be profoundly missed by all of those who knew and loved him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Friday, February 26th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with eulogies shared prior to Mass at 9:45 am in the church narthex. The family will receive friends from 4-8 pm on Thursday, February 25th at Leppert Mortuary- Smith Carmel Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested in Dan's name to: Little Sisters of the Poor: 2345 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 26260.

Online streaming of Dan's Mass is available at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton website at: www.setoncarmel.org Please then select "Live Mass Stream".