The Reverend John Alexander Cannon was born in Oxford, Pa. in 1922. He attended West Catholic High School for Boys and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He was ordained a priest on May 22, 1948, and died on May 31, 2017, in Manor Health Care in Yeadon, Pa.
He was the son of the late Alexander T. and Mary Ellen [nee Keeley] Cannon, his late sisters were Margaret Mary Conway [Daniel] and Frances Cecelia Legg [Richard] and he was the nephew of the late Henrietta T. and Katherine E. Cannon.
Father Cannon is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. All are grateful to him for his guidance and support.
In the course of sixty nine years, he resided and served in Philadelphia and suburban counties.
His Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald and Concelebrants on Wednesday, June 7th at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of St. Francis Country House, 1412 Lansdowne Ave, Darby, Pa. 19023. A viewing will take place 9AM -10:45AM. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Media, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his memory be sent to Villa St. Joseph, 1436 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, Pa. 19023.