Armond R. Kane



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Greece: Saturday, August 9, 2008 at age 59. Predeceased by his parents, Arthur & Rhomalda Kane; brother, Anthony. Survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary Kane; son, Aaron (Jessica) Kane; brothers, Ola and Gary Betters; sister, Artina (Dr. Robert) Cain; several nieces and nephews. Armond was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company after 35 years. He served as Scout Master of Greece Troop #48 for 9 years, coached Little League for 10 years and was a board member of the Rochester Black Business Association. Armond was a Vestry Member of Two Saints Church. Family and Friends may call Friday 2-4 &7-9 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday 10:00 AM at St. Luke & St. Simon Episcopal Church, 17 South Fitzhugh St. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Otetiana Council in his memory.


  1. Al & Helen Lovett on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Ark, and I went to college together at NC A &T State U. We were brothers in the BOSS organization. Ark was the type of guy that was always positive, we spent many nights all of us talking about various things. The one night that stands out in my mind we were arguing about something and it had to do with ‘doing what we said we would do’. He was very big on that. Anyway he made this statement ‘You have to take time to make time’ of course we all just laughed and dismissed his statement but ultimately we understood what he meant. He was trying to get me or one of us to stop missing appointments and giving the excuse that we didn’t have time! Ark was a good guy and I will miss him. Although we were out of touch for about 20 years or so we hooked up with a phone call about a year ago and spent at least an hour on the phone playing catch-up. Since then we exchanged emails daily. It is very hard to accept the fact that my friend, our friend is no longer with us’¦’¦’¦’¦’¦’¦’¦. Rest in peace Ark, we will miss you

  2. Gina Dobson on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    As I read the number of messages from people who were inspired and loved Mr. Kane, I can truly say, ‘The Lord is Good.’ I have not seen him since I was a little girl attending all of the NC A&T picnics that my parents used to take my siblings and I to each summer. The fond memories of seeing his smile along with his beautiful wife and child was always a reason to go and feel a part of the Aggie family. When my mother informed me of his passing, my first thought was, ‘he died so young’…and he did. I am comforted, however, in knowing that he lived a life beyond that of his years and his infectious kindness means more to me than ever. I’m live in Los Angeles, and I’m sorry I cannot be with you all today. Please know that the Spirit of Christ transcends the miles as He is Omnipresent, so my thoughts and prayers are carried on the wings of our Lord to comfort you during this sad occasion. I love you Mary and Aaron, and please know I will be with you in this grieving process. Gina

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  4. Carol Porteous on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Mary - I am sorry that I just heard the news about Armand’s passing and was not able to extend my respect to him directly. I pray for God to give you strength in the coming days and to keep your good memories strong. I am so sorry for your loss. Carol Porteous, OCD

  5. Richard Henderson on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Mary and family, I was saddened to hear of Armand’s passing. I regret that I did not know him–I believe he was an exceptional individual indeed! I know he will be greatly missed. Mary, you are in my thoughts and prayers along with the rest of your family. God Bless! With deepest sympathy, Richard Henderson

  6. Judy Doherty on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Mary, I am so sorry for your lost. My deepest sympathies go out to you, your son and family. He sound he was a good man in all he did with children and church. I will say a prayer for Armond. May peace be with you. Judy

  7. Peggy Ley on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Mary, Aaron, Jessica and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the loss of your husband, father and dear family member. May God’s peace be with you and comfort you. Peggy Ley

  8. Beth Krenzer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Mary, Armond was so special and one of my first Kodak buddies. I felt I could always really talk to him….like a big brother. We shared laughs and kept up through the years. he knew I hadd left Kodak and am now in El Paso and we recetnly connected again via email. He sent me some really meaningful ones and I am saddened by his passing. But what a wonderful life he led. All the best, Beth Krenzer

  9. Rose Marie Nichols on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dearest Mary and Aaron, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Please know that I am thinking of you and believing that God will shower down his love and peace upon you as you mourn the loss of your beloved husband and devoted father. With kind regards, Rose Nichols

  10. Cortese Dodge Service Department on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Deepest Condolences to the Kane Family. Armond’s bright and cheerful smile along with his positive outlook and conversations will be deeply missed. Russ Piraino – Service Manager Rick French – Asst Service Manager Pete Gerega – Service Advisor Tim Young – Service Advisor Bob Bonter – Service Advisor

  11. Jessica LeBeau on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Michelle (Betters) Sutherland on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I cannot begin to express how truly saddened I am and how my heart goes out to Mary and Aaron and the rest of the family. Most of my life, Armond and Mary have been there for the milestones both good and bad. Always showing love, support and most of all laughter. Armond, as I would tell people, was one of my favorite people on this earth. He was uncommonly kind, wonderfully enthusiastic and could bring a smile to your face the moment he entered a room. His smile was truly contagious. He was a wonderful mentor and was always there for any child that needed him with a loving approach and always having a understanding grace about him . There are so many memories, so many funny stories. I am thankful that my Father had Armond to be his friend and stand by his side at some of the most painful parts of his life – their friendship is a testament of what friendship really means. When we moved in across the street from the Kane’s no one could have ever predicted that our new neighbors would become our family. But that is what happened. And now a part of our family has gone home to our Lord. And while I will miss him deeply, I take comfort in knowing that when our time comes that Ark will be waiting for us – arms wide open with a huge smile on his face.

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  14. Kreag Cotter on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I never knew anyone quite like your Armond. I had the privilege to travel extensively with him for three years as part of the supplier diversity office at Kodak. MED Week, NMSCD, Working Group, Congressional Black Caucus, Black Business Association, Upstate Minority Purchasing Council, Black Enterprise… Never in my life had I seen a person so well known and well loved. Everywhere we went, your dad had friends. Not just casual acquaintances but people who would light up when they spoke his name. I’ll miss him greatly.

  15. DeWitte Shipley on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I was saddened to hear of Armond’s passing this week. I grew up with him and graduated high school in Yeadon, PA. May God give comfort to you and your family at this time.

  16. Tommy Jackson on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I will miss my friend and co-worker. We spent many days together talking about life in general and certainly about Supplier Diversity (his passion). May God be with his family.

  17. Dale Dewey on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I worked with Armond in purchasing at Kodak for several years. He was always honest and trustworthy and was always having a good time as well. He will be missed.

  18. Sue Stjohn on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I’m am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Armond for several years and will always remember his smile and kindness. The one story where he had me laughing until tears ran down my face was when he was stuck in the elevator at Kodak when the electric was shut off. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sue Stjohn

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  20. Susan Taylor on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Jessica, My most sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

  21. LeRoy Peasley on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mary, Aaron & Jessica, Nobody could possibly measure the depth of the loss you feel at this time. For this, my deepest condolences are sent your way. Eventually the pain will be replaced only by the joyful memories of Armond. To Aaron: The tribute in which you gave your dad was very powerful and heartwarming. No sermon provided could possibly top that! God Bless and keep you all.

  22. Wil Douglas on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mary, I am saddened to hear of Armond’s passing. I went to A&T with him and have know you and him ever since. May God continue to bless you and your family and provide His Comforting Sheild over you.

  23. Lisa Purdy on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mary, I am very sad to hear of your loss. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Lisa (OCD)

  24. Joan and Dave Stark on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mary, I can not tell you how very saddened we are by your loss of Armond. We have only known you two for a few years through our children, but I always enjoyed being with you both. Armond’s sense of humor and devilish smile will be missed more than I can say. Please know that we are in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Sue Kane on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mary, my deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your husband. From what I have read, he was a very remarkable, involved man. I am so sorry.

  26. Bill Baum on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mary, I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of Armond, a true and righteous friend of whom we had much in common. My sympathy and prayers reach out to you and your family, letting you know that my heart goes out to you at this time of sadness and grief. Stay strong in the Lord and in His holliness; and there, you will find peace. With Deepest Sympathy Bill Baum

  27. Stephanie Smart on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mary, I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of Armond. I worked with Armond at Kodak for several years and always enjoyed his positive outlook, willingness and eager to do well and above all, help others …………. always cheerful and with a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. With Sympathy, Stephanie Smart

  28. kristin braden on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mrs Kane and family, I just heard about your husband. I am truly sorry for your loss. This world has lost a great man. It was a truly honor to have know him and live on Orchard Creek Circle with him. I will never forget the times at your house. Mr. Kane had a great heart and always left his door opened to us kids who lived on this street. On behalf of myself and the braden family I would like to send my condolences and prayers to you and your family. Tom, Kristin, Kimberly and michael.

  29. Tim Sukhenko on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mrs. Kane, Aaron and Family-It was with much saddness that I learned of the passing of your husband and father. He was a friendly and ideal neighbor for nearly 30 years on Orchard Creek Circle. I will always think of him mowing your lawn with those head phones on. He would always stop what he was doing to ask how I was or what was new in my life. I will always remember him for his kindness and the smile that was always present on his face. One couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor then Mr. Kane. On behalf of my parents and siblings, I extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of you and hope that happy memories of your loving husband and devoted father console you. With sympathy, Tim, Val and Olha, Eric Sukhenko and Tamara Evans.

  30. Rachel Heinen on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Much love and many prayers to the Kane family. May the comforting memories help you through this difficult time.

  31. Theodore R. Spada, Jr. on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My condolences to Armond’s family, I worked on and off with Armond for approximately 2 years and he was good mentor and gentleman, he will be missed by all.

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  34. brian oakes on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    So sorry to hear Armand’s passing. Worked with Armand in Purchasing for several years. Also had the pleasure to go to Wash. DC at our last MBE conference in Sept.06. We both retired in Oct. Armand had several national friends and he was so happy telling them he was retiring. He had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. Truly, the good die young. He will be in my prayers.

  35. The Kindred Family on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Thinking of you and your family as we extend deep sympathy for your loss. With each new day may Almighty God supply (Ps.34:18) comfort and strength as you try to cope. Mr. Kane touched the lives of many and will be sadly missed.

  36. Tartaglias on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Thinking of your family everyday. Aaron I can feel your hurt and sadness. This is something we never except to actually happen to us. The phone call will be one you never forget. Just know TIME will ease the pain. Most importantly be strong for your mom. I found comforting my mom helped me get through the death of my dad.

  37. Joy Ross on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Aaron, Jessica, and Mrs. Kane, Please accept my sincerest condolences for the unexpected passing of your father and husband. Mr. Kane’s passing being sudden, please take the time to grieve and reflect on the wonderful memories that you were all able to share. I see so much of Mr. Kane in Aaron. From what I hear he was a wonderful man and you all continue to keep his memory and spirit alive and well.

  38. Jim Stefano on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Armond’s Family, I had the pleasure of knowing Armond as a Kodak supplier, which Armond always referred to us as a valued partner. We often talked about our families, and so I know how much he loves yours. He was very proud of you. I have a picture of Armond in my office, taken at a golf outing in Phoenix AZ. He also loved golf and I often hear his voice saying ‘now Jim, keep your head down and I’ll watch the ball for you’. I’m a better golfer & person because I knew Armond. I’m sorry that I didn’t get the notice of Armond’s passing, but I wanted you to know how many people that he worked with admired and loved him. My thoughts are with you, Jim (9/2/08) Jim Stefano VP Client Services & Quality Synergy Global Solutions 1100 Pittsford Victor Road Pittsford, NY 14534-3801

  39. Tamara Jones-Smith on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Mary, Aaron and the entire Kane Family ‘ I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Armond was one of the first people I worked with at Kodak. Every time Armond entered the room he would greet you with a big smile. So many good memories are coming to mind while I am writing this, like when we (supplier diversity team) headed to DC for Medweek on our first road trip because that was the only way all of us could go. I am going to miss Armond but I will always cherish the memories I have of him.

  40. Jennifer (Arnold) Brest on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Mrs. Kane, Aaron, and your entire extended family…I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that the passing of time and the wonderful memories you have can help get you through this difficult time. Mr. Kane was the definition of a good neighbor and friend. I feel so lucky to have grown up next door to him. He always had a smile on his face, and was never too busy to say hello and have a little chat. He always had a great story to tell, and he offered great words of wisdom and advice that will stay with me forever. I will miss seeing him when I visit my parents’ house, and I will remember him always.

  41. Karen Jones on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Kane Family, Armond will truly be missed by so many of us whose life he touched in a positive way. He often times lent an ear and gave words of wisdon to his co-workers at Kodak that I still use today. Armond and I both have the Philly connection and often times spoke of our love for this city. He will surely be missed here but will make a tremendous addition to the folks in heaven.

  42. Donna Kay on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Kane Family, I am very saddened by your loss. I first met Armond almost 6 years ago. He was always enthusiastic, encouraging, and a pleasure to work with. He helped me in starting my company and had big hopes and dreams for me. I remember in many of our business conversations how he would talk so proudly about his family. He encouraged and watched over many of us over the years. I will miss him.

  43. DR & Mrs Ulysses J Lane on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Kane family.We will keep you in our prayers.Ark was a great friend and BOSS brother.As classmates at NCA&T we were close home boys. I remember the rides home to Philly when I had very little money.We had lots of laughs together in Greensboro and on the road.I learned tp play chess from Ark and Mr Kane.The idea to start the BOSS organization at NCA&T was a idea the grow out of conversations with ARK and others.The social service organization set the tone for all of us and made us what we are today.Even though I had not seen ARK in years whenever we talked it was like yesterday.He will be greatly missed by all.Ark had away of looking at life and staying focused on the cause.Mary I wish you and the family the best as you deal with Arks passing.remember he is not gone but just away.He awaits us all in a better place.Always remeber his smile and the positive role model he was to us all. My the Lord keep you and yours and watch over during these times lost. With our deepest regrets Dempsey and Margaret lane.

  44. Leo Nussenbaum on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Kane family; My deepest symphaty for your lost, I had the pleausere of working with Armond at Kodak and he was a great person, my prayers are with all of you Leo

  45. Sue Daley on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    With this note I would like to extend my sympathy to the Kane family. I met Armond in the employee store at Kodak. I was the clerk in building 328 for 2 years. Armond would usually stop by after lunch. He would check out the latest cameras,etc.. We would chat about the latest news story or how Kodak would be different if we were making the decisions. I always looked forward to seeing him. He would often share his knowledge about cameras with myself or other customers in the store. He was a very caring person. I will always remember him.

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