Abel “Al” Cannata, 85, of Parker Colorado died on Monday, October 26, 2020 in Parker Adventist Hospital, after a brief battle with cancer. Al was originally from Brooklyn, New York and later lived in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania before moving to Parker, Colorado.
Visitation will be on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Grace Baptist Church in Parker, with a Celebration of Life service to follow from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Burial service will begin at 2:30 PM at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Livestream and a recording of the service will be available at www.gbcparker.com Watch Sermons.
Born in Brooklyn, New York on December 13, 1934, Al was an ordinary man who lived an extraordinary life serving God, country, family and anyone in need of services he could offer. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he returned to his bride-to-be, Rose Galante. They married on Oct 27, 1957 and made their home in Brooklyn. Al worked in Manhattan for Chemical Bank until his retirement. During retirement Al filled his time with many post-retirement business ventures and learning how to enjoy a simpler life in the Poconos of Pennsylvania.
The most rewarding of his life-long achievements was serving God and people through various ministries. Al served as Worship Leader in his church and Youth Director locally and regionally for the Christian Churches of North America during his time in NY. He also began a prison ministry, bringing the Word of God to inmates at the Rikers Island Detention Center in New York City. Al continued his ministry through his kind and compassionate response to anyone in need. The last hours of his life were spent handing out his worship CD to staff at the hospital. Al’s faith never waivered.
Grateful to have shared his life for sixty three years is his loving wife Rose, of Parker CO, daughter Kathy (Ralph) Cerminara Parker, CO son John (Denise) Cannata (CO and Idaho) grand daughters Jennifer Cerminara and Danielle (Daniel) Mireles, five nieces and three nephews.
Al was preceded in death by his parents John and Catherine Cannata, sisters Jenny (Frank) Solomone and Santa (Joe) Crivelli and one niece..
https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/HHQTJBZQSD9RQWG7 This is the link to view the video for Al. Wonderful family and memories!!
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