John S. Canova, Sr., age 66, of Christy Park, died January 21, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside. Born July 8, 1954, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Sam J. and Virginia (Groff) Canova.
John was currently working at West Mifflin High School, where he was a security guard. He was a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. John was a member of the VFW Post 914 'Intrepid' West Mifflin. He had a passion for collecting, trolling flea markets, building models and old movies.
John is survived by the mother of his children, Elaine Canova; children, John S. Canova, Jr., of Petersburg, VA, Angel Canova (husband, Dallas Jackson) of Fort Knox, KY, Eric Canova of Liberty Borough; grandchildren, Traisey, Austin, Christian, Zacharia, Dallas, Jr., and Giovanni; great-grandchildren, Emilio and Mila; siblings, Anthony Canova of Sewickley, Cynthia (Mike) Giles of Christy Park, and Samuel Canova of Carrick; also many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. A blessing service will be held on Thursday, 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Committal prayers, military honors, and burial will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Supervisor, Chris Odasso
Originally published January 24, 2021.