Obituary: Louis P. Canuso

Lou was a longtime resident of Moorestown living the last 13 years at the Evergreens.

Louis P. Canuso, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 29 at the age of 94. Lou was a longtime resident of Moorestown living the last 13 years at the Evergreens. He was born in South Philadelphia and at the age of 18, heserved in the United States Army during World War II.

Lou graduated from LaSalle University (1950) and earned a bachelor’s degree. From June of 1950 until her passing in 2013, Lou and Amelia (nee-Ruggieri) Canuso shared 63 wonderful years of marriage. Spending time with their family was the source of immense pleasure and pride. They had 8 children. Lou was the devoted father of: Joseph (Maureen), Mary, Gerald (Mary), Theresa (James) Carlson, Georgeann (Mary Talalaj), Francis X. (Dina), Amy (Joseph) Madera and the late Louis Jr. He was the beloved grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 10.

The Louis P. Canuso, Jr. Memorial Fund at Children’s Hospital was founded in 1959 after their son Louis lost his battle with leukemia. Their fund is the longest running foundation at CHOP. Lou lived his faith and was active in many charitable organizations over the years. He was a devoted Catholic, Eucharistic Minister and member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish for many years.

In 1964, he founded Louis P. Canuso Inc., which is a wholesale distributor of pipes, valves and fittings located in Thorofare. Currently in its third generation, Louis P. Canuso Inc. is still a family-run business.

Lou enjoyed many wonderful years in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was an avid sports fan, golfer, wine enthusiast and had a passion for fine food and music. His greatest joy came from spending time with his children and grandchildren, always looking forward to family dinners and events.

Lou was a great mentor and loyal friend to everyone he met. His generosity and warmth were felt by all. His years at the Evergreens brought enjoyable experiences with new cherished friends.

This gentle man, who had a kind word for everyone, will be sorely missed.

Funeral mass and Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Louis P. Canuso Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19104 or Kings Crusade in memory of Louis Canuso, PO Box 1263 Marlton, NJ 08053.

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