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Capt. Joseph Anthony Canonico (USMC,Ret.)

Capt. Joseph Anthony Canonico (USMC,Ret.)
  • June 11, 1932 - December 20, 2016
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
    3380 Ashley River Road
    Charleston, SC 29414

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“Joseph, our histories overlapped by about ten years in the Marine Corps and four years CI field. i knew you by reputation, and were an example to us...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: JOE PANIAGUA - KEY WEST, FL

“Dear Judy: We were so saddened when Ann called us with the shock of Joe's sudden passing. He was always so easy to talk to and had a wonderful warmth...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Fran and Jerry Weiszer and Tievy - MD

3 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy - PA

“I had the opportunity to meet Joe on two occasions through my renewed friendship with Judy. Judy and I had lost contact after high school, but...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Diane Kovac - Saginaw, MI

“Judy we are so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. He was such a good man with a huge heart and a great sense of humor! Even though we haven't seen...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Martin - Elkland, PA

“I was truly saddened when I heard this news this morning. I was blessed to be able to share a friendship with Joe and Judy when they were in...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Patty Riehl - Middlebury, PA

“Hello to Judy and Joe's family. Joe and I worked together for many years. In spite of that brave facade, Joe was a kind and caring, sensitive person ...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Stager - Wellsboro, PA

“Judy-- and Joe's family.I learned of his passing this a.m. when I was at Gramma's Kitchen in Mansfield on my way home from Wellsboro to Lemoyne. What...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Dot Everhart - Lemoyne, PA

“Dear Joe's family: please accept my sincere condolences. Joe was my supervisor at Tioga County Human Services for nearly 5 years. He helped me...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Beth Dillman - Wellsboro, PA

“I loved my Dad so much. He inspired me to do whatever I wanted. He loved my husband John.. Made many jokes about him being a ring knocker in the Navy...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“My Dad transformed from a stern Marine (which he had to be as a marine and a war veteran), to a Social Worker and therapist. I am amazed at All of...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Therese Mazloom - Columbia, SC

Capt. Joseph Anthony Canonico (USMC, Ret.), 84, of Charleston, South Carolina, formerly of Wellsboro, PA and husband of Judith Ann Horwitz Canonico entered into eternal rest Tuesday, December 20, 2016. His funeral service and burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Joseph was born June 11, 1932 in Englewood, New Jersey, son of the late Dominic Canonico and Mary Sokolik Canonico. Joseph was a "Bootstrap" Marine enlisting in 1951 and retiring as Captain in 1979. He was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam. During his 28 years on active duty he obtained his undergraduate degree from Chapman University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Following retirement, Joseph pursued a career as a Social Worker and retired from Tioga County Human Services in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. During this period, he obtained a Masters in Social Work from Temple University. His career transitioned into a psychotherapist and founded Integrating Social Services. Joseph with his wife relocated very happily to Charleston, South Carolina within the past few years.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Canonico of Daniel Island, SC. He is additionally survived by children from his first marriage to Loretta Brennan Canonico include two daughters, Mary C. Tindle (John) of Monument, CO; Therese C. Mazloom (Aboly) of West Columbia, SC; son, Joseph A. Canonico, Jr. of Monument, CO; and grandson, William D. Fetty of Madison, WI.

Memorials may be made Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, 3380 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414 (where Joseph volunteered) or the Low Country Food Bank, 2864 Azalea Dr., North Charleston, SC 29405.