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William T., beloved husband of Dorothy L. Cannava (nee Dorrmann). Devoted father of Nancy (Bob) Thomas, Donna (Jose) Madeira and Karen Bouldin. Dear grandfather to Robert J. (Gigi) Thomas, Kristy (Chad) Wiggins, Grace (Ross) Cowan, Mary (Steve) Busam and the late Marcus Thomas . Dear son of the late Sebastian and Pauline Cannava. Dear brother of John W. Cannava and the late Andrew W. Cannava, Sebastian L. Cannava and Grace Cannava. Bill, a lifetime resident of Norwood, passed away on June 10, 2013 at the age of 89. During World War II, Bill served with distinction in combat operations in the South Pacific and served with occupation troops in post war Japan. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post 6979 and the D.A.V. His professional accomplishments include: staff manager with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, founder of W.C. Chemical Company and also Teena Industries. Bill and Dot enjoyed boating and camping for more than thirty years and later in his life he loved raising flowers, especially roses and dahlias. Visitation will be held at St. Boniface Church, 1750 Chase Ave. on Saturday (June 15) from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marcus Thomas Scholarship at Thomas More, 333 Thomas More Parkway Crestview Hills, Ky. 41017-3495 or Marcus Thomas Scholarship at LaSalle High School, 3091 Northbend Road Cincinnati, Oh. 45239. Special condolences may be expressed at

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 12, 2013
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