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John L. McCanna 83, of Youngsville, Pennsylvania died at the Ross home on April 13, 2023.

He was born on April 29, 1939, in Currie, Pennsylvania to John H. and Kathleen (Woods) McCanna. A 1958 graduate of Youngsville High School, he worked at the National Fuel Gas Distribution Center in Warren in various capacities for 37 years, retiring as a company clerk in 1997. He was President of the Union of Firefighters and Oilers – Business Agent SEIU Local #22 where after retirement, he worked As a lead negotiator of contracts for many years. He was a life member of the Brokenstraw Fish and Game Club, Chairman of the Youngsville Rec Committee (many years spent helping with improvements to the Brokenstraw Valley swimming pool), Youngsville Borough Auditor, Board of NFG Credit Union, and a member of St Luke’s Roman Catholic Church.

John is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Rose Marie (Phil) McCanna, of Youngsville.

Children: John W. (Lori) McCanna from Youngsville, Susan Scavone from Orlando, Florida, Robert (Heather) McCanna from Fort Smith, Arkansas

Big Kids: Jordan Kay McCanna Nashville, TN, Katelyn Scavone (Partner Brian Westfall) Lakeland, FL, Nicholas (Kathryn) Scavone San Francisco, CA, Gabrielle Scavone Arlington, VA and Dominic Scavone Orlando, FL

Brother Raymond (Norma) McCanna is from Pittsfield, sister-in-law is Ann Schumacher from Youngsville.

In addition to family, John loved archery, hunting, and basketball (Duke’s huge fan). He has been one of the longest serving members of the Warren County Trap League. Among his accomplishments was winning the Pennsylvania state handicap trap shooting championship in 1985. He also lent his talents as a coach for many years to the boys’ and girls’ basketball programs at Youngsville High School. Whether it was shooting or basketball, he enjoyed teaching skills to others of all ages to improve.

A Christian Burial Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Church RC 420 North Main Street in Youngsville with Rev. Fr. Richard Thomason, pastor, serves as ceremonial. The visit will take place an hour before that at the gathering place there. Burial will follow at Youngsville Cemetery.

In lieu of Flowers, the family is asking for memorial donations to Youngsville Fire Department 29, Fire Dr. Youngsville, PA 16371, or a charity of their choice.

Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Youngsville were charged with all the arrangements.