Monday, February 8, 2021

Daniel Richard “Dan” Canan (February 3, 2021)

Daniel Richard “Dan” Canan, 62 passed away at 6:03 AM Wednesday February 3, 2021 after five months of declining health.

Dan was born to the late Dick L. and Mary Lou (Myers) Canan in Greenville, Ohio on March 1, 1958.  He was a 1977 graduate of Greenville Senior High.  Dan retired from Fram where he worked for 32 years and was known as “Danny”.

Dan enjoyed fishing, RC airplanes, camping (especially at Kentucky Horse Park), old westerns and movies; he also enjoyed 60’s, 70’s, and early 80’s rock music and tinkering in the garage.

Dan is preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents:  Sam and Mary Myers, and William and Mabel Canan; and his beloved cats: Smokey, Juelette, Brooks, Cleo, Marcelle, & Wheezer.

Dan is survived by his wife of 31 years:  Melissa J. (Howard) Canan whom he married July 1, 1989 and she referred to him as Sherlock; his brother in law:  Mark Howard; cousins:  Scott, Bobby, and Mary Kathryn Myers, Nancy Smith, Cathy Chadeayne, and many other cousins; and his beloved cat: Lex; and special friends:  Eileen Eckstein, Ron and Mary Bonfigleo, and Dave and Jan Mcclanahan.

Services will be held on Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Deacon Tom Graber officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday February 8, 2021 at the funeral home.  Vigil and Liturgy Prayers will be held on Monday at 4:45 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or the Shriners Hospital.

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