Rash's Surname Index

Notes for Charles Arthur CANBY

December 9, 1955 - October 3, 2007

Charles Arthur Canby, 51 passed away suddenly on October 3, 2007 near Slaughter Beach, DE. He was born in Memphis, TN on December 9, 1955 son of Thomas Dawson Canby, Sr. and Margaret Katherine (Overby) Canby of West Chester, PA.

He attended the McDonough School, Northeastern University, and Memphis State University. He was employed in the field of Information Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Price Waterhouse Coopers in Philadelphia. Since moving to Delaware in 2000, he worked for the State of Delaware, Department for Safety and Homeland Security, as an Information System Support Specialist.

Charles loved traveling, photography, non-fiction on the best seller's list, the beagles and his parrot, Elmo.

He was a member of St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church where he started his journey in the faith through participation in the RCIA program. He served as an Advisor for four years on the Web Site Committee, participated as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, served as an Extraordinary Minister to the Sick and chaired the Respect for Life Ministry. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Desmond Council #13348 and in the Teams of Our Lady Society.

He will be sadly missed by his parents and his wife of 15 years, Patricia Link Canby. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas Dawson Canby, Jr. of Austin, TX and his wife Kate and their children Julia, Rebecca and Elizabeth; his sister, Mary Jean Goetz of Towson, MD and her husband Robert and their children, Sarah and Matthew; his cousins, Nancy Lee Canby of Brookfield, MD and William Dawson Canby of Boyds, MD and his wife Lee and their son Tommy. He will also be missed by the members of the Link Family, including the Cannon's, the Esterly's, the Fullmer's, and Salvatore's, all of whom he loved for 15 years, especially the children.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mark Connelly on Tuesday, October 9, 11 AM, at St. Jude the Apostle Church, Delaware Route 1 north of Five Points, where friends may call one hour prior to Mass. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro, DE. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes, DE.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude The Apostle Building Fund, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, DE 19958.

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