Stu left us just one day shy of his 80th birthday, narrowly escaping another rendition of Happy Birthday by his off-key family. He was the youngest of the seven children of Harry and Norma (Winston) Kane of Queens, NY, (who he said were praised for stopping when they got it right). He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Margaret (Peggy) and his brother David. The pride of his life, whom he loved and is survived by, are his four children: Jodi and Tracey of Valley Park, MO, Stuart H of Santa Barbara, CA, and Scott (Marla) of Hillsboro, MO, his five grandchildren: Matthew Weitkamp, Alex (Katie), Stuart D, Melissa, and Brandon, and his two great grandchildren: Gordon Weitkamp and Blu Russell. He was the devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews, who loved him dearly. He will be missed by his many friends (to whom he freely dispensed advice, whether they wanted it or not!).
Stu is preceded in death by his mother and father, and siblings: Larry (Ruth), Ethel (Don), Joan (Peter), Bobby, and Marianne.
Stu retired from Graybar Electric Company after more than 35 years, working his way up from delivering print-outs to being an executive in the multi-billion-dollar corporation.
He never met a craps table or gin game he didn’t like, and was on a never-ending quest for the perfect pastrami sandwich. He enjoyed nothing more than a few drinks, great conversation, and lots of jokes.
Following his wishes, there will not be a service, but well-wishers are encouraged to fry up a can of Spam in his honor. Our “Mongo” will be sorely missed by many.