John Kanaba

WALLINGFORD- John Kanaba, 83,died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at his home.

He was born in Coal Ridge, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1930, a son of the late Steve Kanaba, Sr., and Susie Rebar Kanaba. Mr. Kanaba was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a resident of Wallingford since 1963. Until his retirement, he was employed in the accounts receivable Department of Arthur Industries. He was a very active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Wallingford.

He is survived by his dear friend, Biagio Nastasi, of Wallingford, a sister, Susan Jereb; a niece and three nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Steve Kanaba, Jr.; and three sisters, Martha and Eleanor Kanaba, and Mary Bundy.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, at 2:30 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 235 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Park in Cleveland, Ohio. Friends may call at the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm St., on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. If friends so desire, gifts in his memory may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, 235 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford 06492. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit

Funeral Home

B.C. Bailey Funeral Home
273 South Elm Street Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 269-4630

Published in The Record-Journal on Jan. 29, 2014