Nick James Cannell
1919 - 2021
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Cannell, Nick James
Nick James Cannell, age 101, of Upper Arlington, passed away into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He was born on August 11, 1919, in Pickerington, Ohio to the late Nicolaos Kanellos (James Cannell) and Gladys (Marie) Walton. Nick was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Hope Marion Cannell, son Steven Cannell and grandson Christopher Cannell. He is survived by son, Jim Cannell; daughters, Lynne Flowers, Susie Arnold, and Missi Scott; son-in-law, Chet Scott; 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Nick served in the United States Army and fought in WWII in the 35th Infantry Division. Nick's father started the Quality Bakery and ran it successfully until Nick returned from WWII. His dad's health faltering, Nick took over the bakery and created Mountain Top Frozen Pies, pioneering the flash-frozen pie business. Nick was known for his outgoing personality, generosity, loyalty, initiative and his no-nonsense approach to life. His family gave him great joy and hosting large Christmas Eve parties as well as hosting his children's families at Disney World will be cherished memories for his family. His faith in Christ was the corner stone of his life and he shared this with many people. He enjoyed playing golf, watching sports, dancing at Valley Dale with Hope, and, of course, cooking and eating out! Nick was a member of the First Alliance Church for 46 years. I Thessalonians 4:13-14. A funeral service for Nick will be held on Wednesday, February 24, at 2pm, at First Alliance Church, located at 3750 W. Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22, 2021.
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February 24, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss! It was a great joy and honor to serve Mr Cannell when ever he came into Bravo! And I was working. Even if I didn’t wait on him just talking to him was a pleasure!!!
Keesha
Acquaintance
February 24, 2021
Dear Jim, Lynne, Susie, Missie and families,

We were so sad to hear that our dear friend Nick passed away. But we are rejoicing for him that he is in his heavenly home with Jesus, his dear wife Hope, his son Steve, and those he loved who went before him. He now has a totally healthy body again. We know the Lord's words to him are "Well done, good and faithful servant!" I loved talking with Nick about his family and since i have a Greek son-in-law he would always ask how Andrew is doing. He was such a generous man to so many and to The Christian and Missionary Alliance. We are eternally grateful for his partnership with us.

We are so thankful to each of you that helped make sure that Nick got such good care. May God richly bless you for all you have done. Praying for you all at this time of loss.
Duane Wheeland
Friend
February 23, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the Cannell family on the passing of their beloved father and grandfather, Nick.
Allan Brown
February 22, 2021
Nick Cannell was very instrumental in the early stages of when my father Mike DeFantis passed away on October 17th, 1954 in helping our family in the early going when he passed on. Strange how things work looking back because that was my 8th birthday.

My father as Nick reminded me countless times in conversations over many decades was very instrumental when Nick started taking over the day to day operations from his father of running Quality Bakery in Columbus Ohio. My last actual face to face with Nick was at my Uncle John Morgan’s funeral many years ago in Columbus as I drove up from Georgia as Nick was accompanied by his son Jim.

Sadly, as things turned out, a phone call, and my last to Nick about a month ago in me offering condolences about the passing of his son Steve, who was actually a great facebook friend for many years. Always over the years a friendly phone call and me sending a Christmas card as it always triggered a phone call both ways.

This man, the great person which I recall with our family in the early years of my life was very well connected as Dad and Mom would see Hope and Nick out and about. I would have absolutely no problems driving many hours up to pay my respects to Nick and his family. However the current situation today are very difficult with the Covid-19 situation in making it not feasible under these conditions to make that trip. Our family connection as far back as I can remember will be with me forever, sadly the direct connection is now broken, and remember the many times a smile is brought to one’s face when his name is mentioned.

Rest In Peace Mr. Cannell
Michael D. DeFantis
Friend
February 21, 2021
Lynne and family, so sorry for his passing, but he shared a wonderfully lovely life. Prayers for your comfort in his peace. I didn't know about the Mountain Top Pies, oh, our families loved those!! Joy in your memories!
Becky Snouffer Price
Becky Snouffer Price
Classmate
February 21, 2021
My Godfather Nick was a cherished part of my life with his loving and exuberant outlook. Joni and I will miss waving to him on our daily walks by his house. We feel so fortunate to have had him in our lives for so many years.
Peter Brown
Family
February 21, 2021
God Bless and a Heartfelt Thank YOU for your service in WWII. The USA would NOT be as it is today. I treasure the freedoms for which you fought. You are one of "THE GREATEST GENERATION". Serving in the 35th. Infantry United States Army. RIP and Semper FI.
Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC
February 20, 2021
,Angelo Saris here Jeannette s boy from Columbus remembering you and Hope played with son, Steve, at the church.
Angelo Saris
Friend
February 20, 2021
Prayers for Nicks family . Nick always brought smiles to me ever time I saw him I will miss you so much
Mary Patrick
Friend
February 20, 2021
I had the privilege of serving as primary care physician to both Nick and to Hope as well as Nick‘s mother. What a caring and gracious family. Nick was uplifting and generous to others around him and positively touched the lives of so many people. It truly was a privilege to know him and I know that as he was a man of faith he is in a better place but he will be missed by all who knew him. My prayers are with him and his family.
Terry Irwin
Friend
February 20, 2021
I had the privilege of serving as primary care physician to both Nick and to Hope as well as Nick‘s mother. What a caring and gracious family. Nick was uplifting and generous to others around him and positively touched the lives of so many people. It truly was a privilege to know him and I know that as he was a man of faith he is in a better place but he will be missed by all who knew him. My prayers are with him and his family.
Terry Irwin
Friend
February 20, 2021
Thank you for always sharing your stories and wisdom with me you will forever be in my heart love always Brenda Ivy
Brenda Ivy
Friend
February 19, 2021
I am so saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Cannell. My prayers are lifted up for the family of this wonderful man. I was blessed to know him through his physician’s office. I will always remember his kindness, his welcoming smile and how he always asked about family. May God comfort and give peace to the Cannell family. May your memories bring you joy through this time of loss. Carol F.
Carol Falotico
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