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FRANK BAPTIST CANOVA

CANOVA FRANK BAPTIST
On January 19, 2013, 86, of Mt. Lebanon. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Rose Scanlon Canova. He is survived by their five children, Diane M. Canova (John Morrill) of Arlington, VA, Karen L. Canova (Marc Goldstein) of Silver Spring, MD, Frank R. Canova (Ellen) of Waterloo, IL, Thomas J. Canova (Cynthia) of Springfield, PA, and Maureen Canova-Potts (Randy Potts) of St. Louis, MO; four grandchildren, Kathryn, Caroline, Christopher, and Anna Canova; sister-in-law, Patricia Swieconek; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Canova was born in Dravosburg on February 20, 1926 to John B. and Annetta Gurgosalici Canova, originally from Biella, Italy. Following graduation in 1943, from St. Peter High School in McKeesport, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific as a communications chief with the 321st infantry regiment, 81st Division, and was involved in major battles including the Battle of Peleliu. Following discharge from the service, after the war, Mr. Canova worked in his family's grocery store, Canova Brothers, in McKeesport; he also worked in Pittsburgh for the Pepperidge Farm Bread Company, and until his retirement, he worked in sales and as a broker and manager at Prudential Insurance Company in the South hills area. Mr. Canova was a top salesperson at Prudential, winning numerous national and regional sales awards. He is predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Margaret; his parents; his sister, Mary Canova; and brothers, John P. and Louis (Gino) Canova. Mr. Canova greatly enjoyed cooking and everything related to food, gardening, and socializing with his large, loving extended family and many friends of all generations. He was a voracious reader with an enduring interest in current affairs and history. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to Jubilee Association, PO Box 42251, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Jubilee provides services to those challenged by poverty, illness, and joblessness. Friends received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the BEINHAUER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2630 W. Liberty Ave., 412-531-4000. A Funeral Mass at St. Bernard Church, Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Please add or view a tribute at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, 2013
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