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Louis Raymond Cannata
  • 77 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 2, 1935
  • Date of passing: Dec 28, 2012
Let the memory of Louis be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Louis Cannata, 77, born on August 2, 1935 and passed away on December 28, 2012.

Lou was 77 years-old at the time of his passing. Lou passed away in Old Point Loma Rehabilitation Center in San Diego, CA of Heart Failure. Lou was born in Pittsburgh PA. Lou also served in the U.S. Air Force from January 1954 until July 1957, in the 805 Air Force Police Squadron. He received the National Defense Medal and had an Honorable Discharge. He married Darlene Tirpak in August 1963. They had 3 children together, before separating and divorcing in January, 1977. He was a steel worker for several years in Pittsburgh PA. He moved his family to California in 1970, where he worked at Kaiser Steel for several years. Lou also worked at Desert Center Unified School district for a few years in the 1970’s as a grounds keeper. After his divorce he moved to San Diego and worked as a janitor for Peter D’s bar. He was a “Gentle Giant” with a kind heart. He was known for spending time with his children and the neighbor children playing various sports. “My Dad was a caring man, and also very quiet. He loved his grandchildren. He didn’t say much, but I could see the love in his eyes.” Quoted by Gina.  Lou is preceded in death by his father Frank Cannata, mother Antoinette Mary (Christopher) Cannata, Brothers Joseph L. Cannata, James V. Cannata, Arthur (Art) Cannata, William (Bill) Cannata, Frank Cannata, Dominic Cannata , Sisters Anna Cannata and Rosie Cannata. Also proceeded in death by his Grandson Casey A. Luffman. Lou is survived by his children Gina M. Luffman of Bishop CA, Louie Cannata of Palm Springs CA, and Ann Marie Wikinson of GA, also his grandchildren Michael Luffman, Jessicah Luffman and Joshua Wilkinson, and many nieces and nephews throughout the U.S.A.

Lou will be interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.

Funeral/Interment Services to be arranged in the future.

In Lieu of Flowers, Gina is asking donations made to her for cremation costs. You can reach her via email at burgandy7@verizon.net 


We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dan Ogden on 28th December 2013

"Gina,
My prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of need. I never met him, but he was probably an amazing man, that has an amazing daughter to carry on his legacy.
Hugs and kisses to you in your time of need
Xoxo a candle will be lit in his memory"

This tribute was added by Faye Pellegrini on 28th December 2013

"Gina, I feel your pain and sending you my love and a big hug.
If you need anything please call or message me.
Remember all the love and good times you shared with your dad. He would want you to do that.
Take comfort in the fact that your dad and Casey are together.
I love you  xoxo"

This tribute was added by Terria Brewer on 22nd February 2013

"Gina
You are in my thoughts and prayers.I know he will be greatly missed.
I know your dad is so very proud of you (((hugs)))"

This tribute was added by Faye Pellegrini on 22nd February 2013

"Gina,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad and painful time,sending my love to you.
xoxo"

This tribute was added by Gina Luffman on 22nd February 2013

"I will ALWAYS have you in my Heart Daddy. I Love and Miss you ♥"


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