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Steven Paul KanaleyJune 25, 1959 ~ April 6, 2017 (age 57)
Steven Paul Kanaley, 57, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday April 6, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving
wife and children.
Steve was born June 25, 1959 to the late Barbara Ruth Saxer and Thomas Clifford Kanaley. He grew up in Newton, New Jersey
and relocated to South Florida in 1984 when he followed his then girlfriend and future wife to begin their love story
together.There, they were married and were blessed with the birth of three wonderful children. Steve was a member of South
Florida Carpenters local Union 115, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He was employed by
Lotspeich Co. of Florida, where he was nominated and received multiple awards from The Construction Association of South
Florida for excellence in commercial buildings. After several years of badgering, Steve was able to convince his family to move to North Carolina in 2004.
He was employed for 12 years with Precision Walls, Inc. as a Superintendent. He took pride in his work and welcomed his
co-workers as an extension of his family. Steve had many passions including hunting (we think he just enjoyed sitting in the tree stand with a six pack because he never shot anything in 10 years..), fishing (he did catch some…), and NASCAR. He treasured his annual trips to the Pocono 500 race with his childhood friends of over 43 years; Randy Pittenger, Bob Foster, and his brother Glenn. Steve was able to attend every year, until last year when he was no longer physically able to be there.
Those left behind to cherish his memory include his wife of thirty years, Cynthia Vogt Kanaley; children, Todd Matthew
Kanaley, Meghan Elizabeth Kanaley, Ryan Austin Kanaley, and special grandson Eli Rider. Steve loved Eli and completed
five train sets for him in the last year with our favorite being the E&G Railroad (Eli & Gramps Railroad). Eli will
hear many train stories about his "Gramps" as he grows up.
Also surviving are his loving brothers and sister; Scott Kanaley (Jackie), Glenn Kanaley, Jane Jordan, and many other family
members and friends. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be missed dearly. Steve remained strong and
brave throughout his gallant fight and embraced the strength of the Lord as his journey here ended.
Services celebrating his life will be held at 2p.m. Saturday April 22, 2017 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Chapel,
213 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC. The Family will visit with friends immediately following the service in the
chapel with a reception next door at the Jefferson House for all in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his honor may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500
Summit Avenue. A very special thank you to Dr. Marcelo Bonomi, the staff at Wake Forest Cancer Center, and the two
Hospice "angels" named Louise and Kathy, who were all absolutely amazing.
Family and friends may sign and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com