Paul Joseph Kanka

Paul Joseph Kanka
Passed away at home on August 29, 2013, at the age of 81. He was the first born son to Phillip Thomas Kanka and Elizabeth Agnes Smotrilla, in Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mavis, his brother, Edward, four children, five grand- children, and three great-grandchildren. He proudly served his country from 1949 to 1971 in the United States Air Force. He was an active member of American Legion Post 421 and Past Commander of Post 14, serving as the American Legion District 25 Commander from 1987 to 1988. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Viewing will be Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 12-2pm at Bobbitt Chapel 1299 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA, with Rosary to follow. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St Adelaide's Catholic Church 27457 Baseline, Highland, with a committal services to follow at 12:30 p.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA. To sign Paul's memorial page, please visit

Funeral Home

Bobbitt Memorial Chapel
1299 E. Highland Avenue San Bernardino, CA 92404
(909) 882-3761

Published in San Bernardino Sun on Sept. 5, 2013