Joseph McCann

Obituary of Joseph C. McCann

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Joseph C McCann, 86, died peacefully August 24, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born December 19, 1935 in Johnson City, NY to Helen (McMahon) and Thomas V. McCann. He is predeceased by his parents, and siblings Rev A.J. McMahon, Francis (Nippy) McCann, and Mary Lou (McCann) and Mike Foley. Joe is survived by the love of his life, wife Sandra, children Dr. Joseph McCann (Michele), Dr. Julia (McCann) Miller (Richard), and Michael McCann (Susan), Stepchildren Joel Harrison and Bret Harrison (Maggie). Joe is also survived by grandchildren who were his pride and joy. Ian and Shaun McCann, Richard, Lauren, Julianna, and Joseph Miller, Alexander, Ava, Angelica, and Ashton McCann and step grandchildren Adriana, Debbie, Joshua, Wyatt, and Levon Harrison. Joe graduated from JCHS and Syracuse University where he played varsity baseball and was a member of their Varsity Club. He worked 34 years at IBM and was a member of their Quarter Century Club. Joe was also a member of St Vincent DePaul Blessed Sacrament Church. After retirement he truly enjoyed attending his grandchildren's many athletic events, as well as musical and theatrical productions. He played senior softball for a number of years and was a member of the National Champion Karousel Kids. Baseball was his passion and he passed on his love of sports to his children and grandchildren. He loved to travel with Sandy and they were members of the Polka Paraders and enjoyed ballroom dancing. The family would like to thank Dr John Perry for his wonderful and compassionate care, as well as the staff of UHS North Tower 2 and Krembs 4, the BGH Welcome Center, and Lourdes Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lourdes Hospice in Joe's memory. Papo, as the grandchildren lovingly referred to him, was generous with inspirational quotes. A recent favorite was "I want you to believe deep in your heart that you are capable of achieving anything that you put your mind to. That you will never lose- you'll either win or just go forth and aim high. I cannot promise to be here for the rest of your life; but I can promise to love you dearly for the rest of mine". A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. James Church, Main Street, Johnson City, Saturday September 3, 2022 at 12 noon. The family will receive friends at St. James Church, Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12 noon.
Saturday
3
September

Visitation at Main Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, September 3, 2022
St. James Church
155 Main St.
Johnson City, New York, United States
Saturday
3
September

Mass

12:00 pm
Saturday, September 3, 2022
St. James Church
155 Main St.
Johnson City, New York, United States
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