WARREN - John A. Caniglia, 88, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Hospice House in Poland.
John was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Ravenna, the son of Liborio and Carmela Caniglia.
He came to Warren in 1950 from Ravenna. John was a skilled carpenter for W.B. Gibson Company and Anthony Marchese Construction. John retired in 1989 from Van Huffel Tube Corporation after 17 years.
He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. James Church), the Carpenters Local 171, St. Vincent de Paul of the Church, Howland SCOPE and the Bell Choir at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland.
John took pride in everything he did, as was evident in all his beautiful woodworking. In the spring and summer, you could always find John working in his vegetable and flower gardens, which were the envy of his neighborhood.
John enjoyed bocce, working on jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, working and watching golf tournaments on TV. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Spending time with his family was the greatest joy for John, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his four children, Mary Jo (Allen) Braden Sr., Jo Anne Caniglia OP, Susan Ellen (James) DiNucci and John A. (Korinne) Caniglia Jr.; eight grandchildren, Lisa Braden and her twin, Lori (Kenneth) Van Horn, Kelly (Mark) Himes, Jill DiNucci, Olivia (Kabir) Moss, Claire DiNucci, Michael and Patrick Caniglia; and one great-grandchild, Bryce Van Horn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Celeste Caniglia, whom he married July 29, 1950, and who passed away Nov. 21, 2013; a brother, John Caniglia; and a sister, Josephine Caniglia.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. James Church) in Warren, with the Rev. James P. Walker officiating.
Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 185 Laird Ave. N.E., Warren, OH 44483.
The family would like to thank the staff of the third Med-Surg floor at St. Joseph Health Center, and also to the staff of the second floor Assisted Living at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland for the great care given to John.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Caniglia family.