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Harry Cancelli

November 3, 1935 ~ July 16, 2020 (age 84)


 Harry Cancelli of Niles entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7:45 p.m. in Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. He was 84.

Harry was born on November 3, 1935 in Warren, the son of the late Anello and Rose Massacci Cancelli.

He graduated in 1953 from Lincoln High School in Midland, PA. Following high school, Mr. Cancelli attended Youngstown College. He was employed for over 30 years at General Motors/Packard Electric until his retirement in 1999.

Harry was married on February 11, 1961 to the love of his life, Rosemarie Haller and together they spent 59 beautiful years together.

He was of Catholic faith and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish attending the St. James Church.

Mr. Cancelli was an avid golfer and participated in 2 different local golf leagues. He loved watching fireworks, listening to jazz music, and shopping at Menard’s to find a great deal. He was a great dancer. Mostly though he loved his family and cherished the moments he spent with his wife, his daughters, and his grandchildren. He loved watching his grandkids at their sporting events and attending family gatherings. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him.

Harry is survived by wife, Rosemarie Cancelli; 3 daughters, Vickie (Paul) Achee of Ojai, CA, Lisa (Toby) Gysegem of Howland, and Pam Cancelli of Macedonia; sister in law, Charlotte Cancelli; brother in law, Bill Loedding; and 5 grandchildren, Ben Achee, Jon Achee, Emilee (Ryan) McCollum, Aimee (David Brian Whisler) Gysegem, and Kalyn (fiancé Mark Berton) Osborne.

In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his brother, Neal Cancelli and his sister, Marilyn Loedding.

Calling hours will take place on Monday, July 20, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the St. James Church 2532 Burton Street, SE, Warren, Ohio 44484.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 p.m. in the church.

At the family’s request, they would like everyone attending to please wear a mask and to follow social distancing guidelines because they love you and want you safe.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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Calling Hours
July 20, 2020

10:00 AM to TBD
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish - St. James Catholic Church
2532 Burton St., SE
Warren, OH 44484

Funeral Mass
July 20, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish - St. James Catholic Church
2532 Burton St., SE
Warren, OH 44484

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