February 25, 2004|
Art Canning, 25, passed away on Tuesday night after a four-year battle with Hodgkin’s disease. He was born February 28, 1978 in Youngstown, Ohio.
Art graduated as valedictorian of Chaney High School in 1996 and was a member of the Youngstown Connection from 1994 to 1996.
Art attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Business Management in 2000. He was also a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity and a member of Campus Crusade for Christ while at the University of Pennsylvania.
Art was employed as an analyst for Goldman Sachs in New York City from 2000 to 2002.
Art attended Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City; in Youngstown, Art attended St. Theresaís Monastery of Youngstown and Old North Church of Canfield.
In March of 2003, a fundraiser dinner was held for the establishment of the Art Canning Foundation to help children with cancer. Art also published a book that compiled his weekly website updates from www.artcanning.com detailing his experiences of living with cancer entitled “Where There’s A Will…There’s a Website: My 3 Year Journey with Cancer.”
He is survived by his parents, Frederick Arthur, Jr, and Diane Marie, of Youngstown; two brothers, William of Youngstown, and Frank (Heather) of West Wyoming, Pennsylvania. He is the grandson of Mary Canning and the late Frederick Arthur Canning of New Castle, Pennsylvania and the late Alfred and Mena Schlatter of Boardman.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Schiavone Funeral Home in Youngstown and the memorial service will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Art Canning Foundation, c/o Barbara Ross, Chaney High School, 731 S. Hazelwood, Youngstown, OH 44509.
We thank all of you for your prayers and support over the past four years. We acknowledge God’s hand and purpose for Art’s life, and we trust in His saving grace. If the Lord made His decisions based solely on the amount of prayer requests, Art certainly would have triumphed over cancer with all of your constant petitions. But He does not, and we trust in His goodness and love.
In Christ alone,
Diane, Fred, Frank, Billy, and Heather