Joe Canino Jr.
Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home
13102 North Fwy
Houston, TX
Joe Canino, Jr. was born to Joe Canino and Christine Helena Carfello on December 25, 1922 in Houston, TX on Canino Rd. He passed peacefully at his home in Katy, TX on November 27, 2012, at the age of 89. He enlisted in the United States Army in October 1942 serving in the Asiatic-Pacific during WWII as a Military Police officer. He was honorably discharged in December 1945 at the rank of Sergeant with an American Theatre Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and a Phillippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star. After working at Reed Roll-a-Bit and Epps Food Market, he co-founded Canino Produce Company in 1958 on Airline Drive in Houston, TX where the family-owned business continues today. He worked at "The Market" nearly every day for over 50 years and was well respected in the Heights Community. He loved working in his yard winning numerous awards and accolades. He was always planting flowers, mowing the grass, watering his plants, and caring for his fish pond, where we can all imagine him at peace today. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Society;and since 1972, a member of St. Bartholomew Parish in Katy, TX. He was a devoted family-man and will be remembered by many as the hardest working man they'll ever know. He was preceded in death by parents Joe and Christine Canino and son Baby Canino; siblings, John Canino, Petrina Cuccerre, Vita Monakino, Ginetta Klieman, and Nancy Klieman; and great-grandson Evan McCauley. He is survived by his adoring wife Maria Rosario Canino; children, William Canino and wife, Cynthia; Kristine and husband, Lawrence Pilkinton; Michael Canino; Carlos Mendez; Mary Canino; and Joe Paul Canino and wife, Meagan; grandchildren, Kimberly and Marvin Atkins, Lyndsay and Larry Pilkinton, Danielle and Kevin Pilkinton, Kristie Pilkinton, Natalie and Kris McCauley, Billy Canino, Nadia and Brett Canino, Chase and Caleb Canino, and Ashley and Alexis Mendez. He is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers: Joe Paul Canino, Carlos Mendez, Larry Pilkinton, Kevin Pilkinton, Billy Canino, and Tom Krolczyk. Honorary Pallbearers: Alfred Froberg, Mike Atkinson, Mark Scamardo, Jesus Perez, Brett Canino and Edison Dewar. Visitation will be Sunday December 2nd from 5-8 PM with Rosary to be recited at 7 PM in the Chapel at Earthman Resthaven. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 AM on Monday December 3rd at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Chutch, 5356 Eleventh Street, Katy, TX, 77493. Rite of Committal will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

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March 11, 2013
Melissa & Kent Weber
December 11, 2012
We love you uncle Bill and you are in our prayers.
Melissa & Kent Weber
December 11, 2012
Joe was a good friend of my Dad's at St. Charles. I have many memories of the going to the market with my parents -- especially my dad. Rest in Peace.
Brenda Kimich Manak
December 4, 2012
We are very sorry for your loss. He is at peace now and no longer suffering. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin and Lisa Guerre
December 3, 2012
Joe Canino was the most respected and loved person at the Farmer's Market, where we worked for years. We are so sorry for your loss.
John & Karen Randles
December 3, 2012
Joe Canino was the most respected and loved person at the Farmer's Market, where we worked for years. He will be greatly missed. Heartfelt sympathy to his loving family.
December 3, 2012
To Billy and family - thoughts are with you, I always admired and respected him. With his passing is the close of an era, the last of the crew from the early days of The Market.
Guy Chachere
December 2, 2012
We will always think of Joe and his love for life and his special gift for gardening. Our deepest love and prayers are with you.
Love, Deborah, Darrell, Melissa, Kent, and Annabel.
Deborah Barfield
December 2, 2012
We miss his ever present figure out in his beautiful yard with his dogs. He was such a great neighbor and an inspiration to both of us.
Wayne Johnston
December 2, 2012
May the Good Lord show special blessings to Canino Family for the loss of Uncle Joe.
"The Market " will never be the same without you!!!
Nick Cuccerre,Jr.
December 2, 2012
Rosy, Los acompano en sus pesares a ti y a toda la familia Canino.
Roberto Sahagun
December 1, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Joe's Passing. I always enjoyed talking to him and he was a great supporter of Law Enforcement over the years. God Bless You Joe and Your Family!
Tom Will
December 1, 2012
Bill/Cindy..May the priceless memories from your long years with your dad and God's Grace give you strength and some Peace at this (once again) very difficult time for you and your family
Sherry MacKinnon
December 1, 2012
So sorry to hear of Mr. Joe's passing. The entire Tinney family wish their condolences. I have respected him for many years.
Ronald Tinney and family
Ronald Tinney
November 30, 2012
So very sorry for the death of our neighbor. going to miss seeing Joe working in his yard. sincere condolences to the entire Canino family. The Raymond Franz Family
November 30, 2012
Our sincere condolences.
David Tinney family
November 30, 2012
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