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  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.