Henry J. Cannon

June 14, 1942 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 79)


Henry J. Cannon, of Havertown, died on May 19, 2022, at his home in Havertown, PA.

Born June 14, 1942, in West Philadelphia, Henry was the son of the late Henry Cannon and the late Mary (McElwaine) Cannon, both of whom were born in Fanad, County Donegal, Ireland.  Henry was the brother of the late Mary Cannon Walters & Margaret Mary (Peggy) Cannon Brennan.  

Henry was a graduate of St Agatha’s grade school in West Philadelphia and a 1960 graduate of St. Thomas More High School.

Henry was a proud Vietnam era veteran of the US Army with most of his military service spent in Germany.

Mr. Cannon spent his entire working career as a federal employee at the US Naval Base, Philadelphia.  He retired in 1995, after 35 years of service.  Among the positions he held was as an equal employment opportunity officer of the naval station.  He also held the position of head of support services.  His last position was at the human resource office.

Henry was very active in various Irish organizations and so proud of his Irish heritage, making many trips to his parents’birthplace.  He was past president of the Donegal Society of Philadelphia; past president of the Philadelphia Ceili Group; former member of the board of directors of the Commodore Barry Club, (Irish Center) and former member of the Federation of Irish Societies.

He is survived by his sister; Susan Cannon McGinley of Havertown, as well as 6 nieces, 5 nephews, 17 grand nieces and nephews & 6 great-grand nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, O’Leary Funeral Home, 640 E. Springfield Rd. Springfield PA 19064 and Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 9:30am Sacred Heart Church, Manoa and Shelbourne Rds. Havertown, PA 19083. Mass of Christian Burial, May 25, 2022, 10:30 am in the Church.  Burial SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.

Donations in Henry’s honor can be given to the National Centre for Padre Pio, 111 Barto Road, Barto PA 19504.

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24 Hour Viewing
May 24, 2022

6:00 PM
O'Leary Funeral Home Ltd
640 E. Springfield Rd.
Springfield, PA 19064

24 Hour Viewing
May 25, 2022

9:30 AM
Sacred Heart Church
Manoa and Shelbourne Rds.
Havertown, PA 19083

Funeral Mass
May 25, 2022

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Church
Manoa and Shelbourne Rds.
Havertown, PA 19083


National Centre for Padre Pio
111 Barto Road, Barto PA 19504

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