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John B. Cannito

Cannito, John B.

Pittsford: Age 78, passed away in San Jose, California on November 24, 2012. John is preceded in death by his parents John and Maria Cannito, John is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Sonia; cherished daughters Maria Cannito, Angela McDougal and devoted son Jerry McDougal; treasured and adored grandchildren Nicole, Grace and John David McDougal; sister Isabella (John) Notaro, in-laws Marie and Lawrence Catalano; nieces and nephews James (Amber) Notaro, John (Nga) Notaro, Greg (Mary Lou) Notaro, Paul (Diane) Notaro, Jane Burgdoerfer, Lori Catalano and Lawrence (Michelle) Catalano; many great-nieces and nephews; relatives and dearest friends Anwer (Anees) Masood and Samuel P. (Helen) Merlo.

John was born in Cortale, Italy. He graduated from Bishop Timon High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Buffalo, followed by a Masters of Arts degree in Econometrics from Gannon University.

John began his career with Erie Technological Services, worked as VP and General Manager for North American Philips and retired from Singer Educational Systems. He served as a member of the National Guard, was Past President of The Erie Engineering Societies Council and was a Senior Member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers since 1967. John enjoyed the Arts from painting to opera, sports including soccer and football, and the pursuit of knowledge as a result of lifelong study, interpretation and application. Most of all, John reveled in his family, loved his existence as Papa to his grandchildren and prized his friendships.

Friends may call Sunday, December 2nd, 4-7 PM at the funeral chapel, (2305 Monroe Ave.). John's Funeral Mass will be at 11 AM on Monday, December 3rd, at St. Louis Church, 64 S. Main Street, Pittsford. Memorial donations may be made in John's memory to the . To share a memory of John or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com.

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2012
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