Gregory J. Canell, age 87, of New Hyde Park, NY died Monday, May 24, 2021.
Greg wore many hats during his life & was known to many in our community as Professor, Coach , & mentor. He cared so much for his beloved St Paul’s. Coaching GOYA basketball for many years in the ‘70’s, Greg & his teams brought countless championships to Hempstead. He was also integral in obtaining the scoreboard in our gym that is still in use today.
Greg also lent his talents to numerous talks to our church organizations on “Memory & Mind Expansion.”
Greg joins his wife Theresa who fell asleep 4 years earlier. He is survived by sons James & William. Daughters in law Pamela & Deborah. Grandchildren Anastasia , Gregory , James & Brandon.
The funeral service will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, May 29th at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Of St. Paul, 110 Cathedral Ave, Hempstead, NY. The burial will follow the service and be at Pinelawn Memorial Park, in Farmingdale, NY.
Relatives and friends wishing to pay their respects to Gregory's family, may do so on
Thursday, May 27th from 5pm to 9pm and
Friday, May 28th from 5pm to 9pm
Weigand Brothers Funeral Home
49 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park, NY 11596
We are a family owned and operated Funeral Home in Oceanside and we continue to maintain a long-standing tradition of personalized service that began with Mr. Earl Towers in 1933 and continued with his son Robert E. Towers. We are here to help you through this difficult time
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