Gerald R. “Sam” Cannon, 80, formerly of Santa Claus

Gerald R. “Sam” Cannon, formerly of Santa Claus, passed way on Tuessday, Jan. 15, 2019, at the Woodlands in Middletown, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cletus and Dorthy Butke Cannon; grandparents, Ben and Mary Butke; uncle, Austin Butke; and aunt, Juanita Hagemeyer.

Sam his survived by his wife of 58 years, Cathy; three sons, Todd (Kathleen) of Carmel, Chris of Little Rock Arkansas, and Chad (Julie) of Dayton, Ohio,; and an uncle, Reuben Butke of Stendal. He was so fortunate to have his five grandchildren, Ben, Emily, Jack, Mary and Margaret.

Burial will be at a later date.

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