William J. O’Kane

September 24, 1941 - April 3, 2011
William J. O’Kane


William J. O’Kane, 69 a resident of the Waterford Community in Leland, NC passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 24, 1941.

Bill was a retired professional firefighter serving for 31 years with the Fire Department of New York FDNY. After his retirement he and his wife moved to North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife, Mary O’Kane; three children, Peter O’Kane, Robert O’Kane, and Maureen Grissom; three grandchildren, Shannon O’Kane, Kelly O’Kane, and Sienna Grissom; sister, Sheila Burke; brothers, Michael O’Kane, and Thomas O’Kane.

A memorial celebration will be held in his hometown in New York.

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  • April 08, 2011
    Rich & Linda Cooper says:
    Dear Mary, We were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our thoughts are with you as you mourn during this difficult time. Rich & Linda