James Michael "Mike" Canale

James Michael "Mike" Canale

NEWARK: A Mass of Christian Burial for James Michael "Mike" Canale, age 62, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 22, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 66 Granville Street, Newark, with Father Michael Reis, as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery where the Licking County Veterans Alliance will provide military honors.

Mike passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Licking Memorial Hospital and was born October 14, 1951 in Newark.

Mr. Canale was a devoted family man. He was a Navy Airman and served in the Vietnam War. He worked for ODOT, highway division, starting in the early 80's before retiring in January of this year. He was also involved with the Paralyzed Veteran Association-Buckeye Chapter and volunteered with the local Democratic Party.

He is survived by his son, Nicholas Michael with his wife, Jennifer and their daughter, Giovanna Rose of Columbus; his mother, Ella May (Amos) Canale; a brother, Steven E. Canale; aunt, Marie Doneff; uncle, Billy Canale, Retired Navy; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Nichols; friend and former wife, Kelly all of Newark; numerous cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, James E. Canale and a sister, Patricia Nichols.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paralyzed Veterans Association, local Democratic Party, or the Licking County Aging Program.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m.

Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Canale family.


Funeral Home

Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle
59 N 5th Street Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-9864

Published in the Advocate on Nov. 20, 2013