Born on Nov. 21, 1930, Ed passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.
The son of Kathryn (Sussdorff) Kane and Edward L. Kane, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pace College (University) and entered the USMC PLC while in college. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a 2LT, USMCR in 1953 and served in the Korean Conflict.
Ed met Joan Moeller in 1949 and they married on Dec. 26, 1953. Ed had a long career in the business world, having worked in sales for Allied Chemical, Lehn & Fink (Sterling Drug) and in 1976 he established Metalworking Chemicals & Equipment Co. which continues in operation today.
Despite spending most of his early years in the New York City and northern New Jersey area, he always wanted to get back to the Adirondacks. His grandfather William Sussdorff built Northern Pines Inn and Golf Course in Port Kent and as a boy, Ed spent holidays and summers there. His desire to get back to the area led to his decision to move to Lake Placid in 1982, and he relocated his business from New Jersey and also purchased the Artist's Cafe at #1 Main Street, Lake Placid. Along with his family, Ed built a restaurant company which still operates the Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood Co. and the Great Adirondack Brewing Co. on Main Street.
Ed is survived by his wife Joan of 64 years; his sister Betty; sons Edward, Fred, Rob and Will; daughters in law Michelle, Dianne and Nancy; granddaughters Christina, Caitlin, Jessyca and Hannah; grandsons Sean, Michael, Robert, Eddie, Patrick, Ryan and William; and eight great-grandchildren.
Ed was very proud of his service in the USMC and always supported veterans and active duty military. He loved reading US history when he was not working. But he especially loved the North Country as it was his "happy place." A true child of the depression, who was part of one of 'those' families that received the food baskets on holidays, he never forgot where he came from and helped others in need throughout his life.
Ed's life will be celebrated in the spring and details will be announced when available. M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Per his wishes, there are no calling hours or visitation. His cremains will be placed in the Sussdorff Family Cemetery in Port Kent this spring.
Memorial donations should be offered in memoriam to: Semper Fi Fund at: semperfifund.org/donate/ or Toys For Tots at www.toysfortots.org/donate/Default.aspx
The M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory or leave condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.