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Ellen (Laine) Kane

October 17, 1938 ~ February 21, 2018 (age 79)

Ellen Louise Kane (formally Laine) passed away  February 21 at The Cortland Rehabilitation Center in Cortland, New York.  She had been there for over five years due to an extended illness. Ellen was born in White Plains, New York in 1938, the daughter of Mabel Alida Decker and Waldemar Laine.   She was always very proud of her Finnish heritage.
 Ellen saw herself as a wordsmith and indeed she was.  She was formally a reporter, feature writer, editor and theater critic with the  Times Union-Knickerbocker News in Albany, New York interviewing such luminaries as a young Itzhak PerlmanJohnny Mathis and Harry Belafonte at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. During the stormy late Sixtes Ellen loved her job as wire service editor for the Citizen Advertiser in Auburn deciding what stories would make the headlines and front pages every day.  
    Later in life she worked for Chronicle Guidance  Publications in Moravia as a research associate and editor and she started her own online business called Paragraphics, designing logos for small businesses.  She also enjoyed writing resumes both professionally and for her family.
 She loved her farm in Moravia where she and her husband  Bill raised their sons.  Ellen leaves behind her husband William Kane and her sons Joel Kane and Andrew Kane and Andrew's children :  her granddaughter Cecilya Johnson and her grandson Athan Johnson.
There will be no calling hours.  Friends and family will hold a celebration of Ellen's life on the farm at a later date.
Ellen had a strong love for animals, and she rescued and cared for many.  Expressions of sympathy or donations to Ellen's favorite charity, the Finger Lakes SPCA, will honor her memory.
There will be no calling hours.  Friends and family will hold a celebration of Ellen's life on the farm at a later date.
Ellen had a strong love for animals, and she rescued and cared for many.  Expressions of sympathy or donations to Ellen's favorite charity, the Finger Lakes SPCA, will honor her memory. Condolences: cremationservicesofcny.com
 

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