Rodney J. Cannan, 70, Glenfield

GLENFIELD, NY – Rodney J. Cannan, 70, of Blue Street, Glenfield, died in the emergency room on Friday evening, Oct. 22, 2021, at Lewis County Health System.

Mr. Cannan was born Aug. 8, 1951, in Lowville the son of the late John H. and Lucy M. (Wright) Cannan. Rodney graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School. He joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1973.

He married Elaine M. Miller on March 16, 1974, at Bethel Church of The Nazarene with John Alder, Pastor officiating.

Rodney had worked for Hoffman and Dudo, Inc., and Crown Zellerbach.

The couple owned and operated the Superette General Store in Glenfield. Rod was a meat cutter with his father-in-law, Carl Miller in Alder Creek. The majority of his career was with auto parts stores in the area, where you could find Rodney behind the counter. He also helped out at the family store at Miller’s Meat Market.

Rod enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, playing cards with family, watching WWE wrestling, and loved spending time with his children and grandson.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Elaine; their two daughters, Nicole L. and (Anthony) Black; and Renee J. Cannan; two grandchildren, Crystal E. Black and Lincoln J.K. Black; a brother, Allen A. (Mary) Cannan; a sister, Jean Davis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Shirley J. (Frank) Hoch, and a brother-in-law, Clarence J. Davis.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Sundquist Funeral Home. Followed by a service at 4:00 p.m. Private burial will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery.

Memorials in Rodney’s name may be made to: Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

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