ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Ganaway 79 years old, born on May 24, 1939 and passed away on April 4, 2019. He was a very head strong and opinionated man. What you saw is what you got. We will always love you. Keep watch over us. 

Posted by Jim Blanks on May 25, 2020
John my friend I know you knew ABOUT RONA virus..so you know we in a mess..scared..shitless..had to TAKE laxatives..just talking like we did on this realm..St. Pete..cool or what..you installed as greeter..$$ on that..yes my cheap self..smoking WINGS..the new under counter $3 packs.. STILL in chair..legs swolled. Up..no to diabetes..just hollering my older.. brother..miss you a lot..yes verbally check on Connie.. left her with great kids..no my sorry aZz son ain't been here yet..jus SAYIN cuz..not whining.. UNO
Posted by Helen Martin on April 21, 2019
My prayers and love to you all. Grew up with the Ganaways, Marie and I are best friends. Stay strong.
Posted by Tara Ganaway on April 22, 2019
In Memory of a Special Brother
Today is full of memories
of you my brother laid to rest.
Not every one of them is filled
with happiness, some are bittersweet.
This one thing is true - you were someone special.
I remember your loving heart,
Even though you had a swearing mouth
For you were someone special.
They tell me there was so much pain
when it was time to let you go.
There is so much I wish I had time to say.
That’s why this special message
is sent to heaven above
for the angels to take care of you
and give you all my love
For you were someone special.
Posted by Karen Thompson on April 19, 2019
To Connie and family, I send my sympathy in the homegoing of John. Did not know him well but the times I was around him he was always a gentleman. May God be with you and help comfort you. John will always be nearby. God Bless the family especially you, Connie.
Posted by Mary Cowles on April 19, 2019
John you were a wonderful husband and father. You made the best meatloaf and I always love coming over to visit and having some with all of you. You could be funny and always had some type of advice to give even when it was something you didn't want to hear but needed to. I love you and miss you but I know that you are free and having fun in heaven with all those who went before you.

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Posted by Jim Blanks on May 25, 2020
John my friend I know you knew ABOUT RONA virus..so you know we in a mess..scared..shitless..had to TAKE laxatives..just talking like we did on this realm..St. Pete..cool or what..you installed as greeter..$$ on that..yes my cheap self..smoking WINGS..the new under counter $3 packs.. STILL in chair..legs swolled. Up..no to diabetes..just hollering my older.. brother..miss you a lot..yes verbally check on Connie.. left her with great kids..no my sorry aZz son ain't been here yet..jus SAYIN cuz..not whining.. UNO
Posted by Helen Martin on April 21, 2019
My prayers and love to you all. Grew up with the Ganaways, Marie and I are best friends. Stay strong.
Posted by Tara Ganaway on April 22, 2019
In Memory of a Special Brother
Today is full of memories
of you my brother laid to rest.
Not every one of them is filled
with happiness, some are bittersweet.
This one thing is true - you were someone special.
I remember your loving heart,
Even though you had a swearing mouth
For you were someone special.
They tell me there was so much pain
when it was time to let you go.
There is so much I wish I had time to say.
That’s why this special message
is sent to heaven above
for the angels to take care of you
and give you all my love
For you were someone special.
his Life

John's Obituary

John S. Ganaway, age 79, passed away at his home in Fort Wayne, surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 4, 2019. He was born on May 24, 1939 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to John and Sylvia (Williams) Ganaway and attended Central High School. He honored his country by serving in both the Army and the Air Force.  During his employment years, John worked at Wayne Candies, Mattel, and Fort Wayne Developmental Center.  John is survived by his beloved wife of almost 41 years, Connie; sons, Mark (Doris) Muhummad, Joshua, DeAndre Hopkins; daughters, Connie Faye, and Stephanie (Brian) Claggett; grandchildren who were like children to him, Keondranea Davis and Antissa (aka Kaven) Knuth; brothers Warner (Maeline) Williams, Donald (Julie); sisters, Marie and Tara and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Carol Denise Harvey; sisters, Sharon Allen and Anna Nickens.  In John’s final days, Visiting Nurse was a tremendous help to him and the family so the family asks that donations be made to Visiting Nurse at http://www.vnfw.org/donate-now/.  In lieu of a memorial service, the family asks that you leave your memories, pictures and/or words of encouragement here for the family to enjoy for years to come. 

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My loving husband

Shared by Connie Knuth on April 19, 2019

I love and miss you you was the best part of me. 

  Love your wife,

Connie Ganaway

Shared by Jim Blanks on April 19, 2019

Peaceful rest to my friend John. He was a guy who taught an old dog like me different ways of looking at things. 

He was opinionated and unfiltered endearing qualities in my book. 

I suffered a life altering injury about a year ago and he was the first person to appear at my door to remind me I was still able to come home. 

 We discussed his recent medical information. I had to borrow one of his menthols.

Condolences to Connie and family.