Memorial Services for John M. Canter Sr.,71, of Madison, Ohio, will be 11 a.m. Saturday May 11, 2019 at Cherry Valley Church of the Nazarene, 3410 US Route 6, Andover Ohio. Pastor Rich Meier will officiate the service.
John M. Canter Sr. passed away Monday, April 29th, 2019, at Tripoint Medical Center, Chardon, Ohio after a long battle with lung cancer and pneumonia. Born Feb. 16, 1948, in Baltimore, Md., he had been a resident of Lake and Cuyahoga counties most of his life.
John enjoyed making people laugh and making friends. He enjoyed meeting new people and talking at length to them about his children and grandchildren. On the weekends he enjoyed going to the Painesville speedway to interact with his large friend group. John was a jolly old man that could get down and party with any college kid. John loved his family, he especially loved caring for his wife Linda of 51 years. John also enjoyed working on vehicles with his son, John Jr, ridding 4 wheelers with his daughter Robin and her family when he was well enough to, and spending time at his grandson John III’s shop. He enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren when he could catch them. John worked many jobs; Over the road truck driver, automotive glass repair technician and tow truck operator, to name a few. Anything he did, he did with a smile and made it a better work environment for the people around him.
He was the beloved husband of 51 years to Linda J. Canter; loving father of John M. (Linda) Canter Jr; and Robin (Glenn) Deemer; cherished grandfather of Megan (John) Reilly, Marissa DeGennaro, Maranda DeGennaro, Johnny (Amy) Canter lll, Brandon Canter, and Meadow Canter; great-grandfather of Jeremiah Westmoreland, Leah Hovey, Jaden Perry, Greyson Perry, Ellie Reilly and Owen Reilly; and brother of Jack (Donna) Boggs, Richard (Patty) Canter; and uncle of many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Paul E. Canter and Margaret (Raymond, dec.) Jones; and brothers, Ronald (Mary, dec.) Boggs and Paul (Bunny, dec.) Canter, and his sister Sandee (Joseph) Gleason.
Family will receive friends directly following the memorial service at Cherry Valley Church of the Nazarene, fellowship hall.
The family will be taking his ashes to Portsmouth to be with his father.