Rash's Surname Index

Notes for Giles Joseph CANNON

Giles J. Cannon Sr., 81, of the Folsom section of Ridley Township, died Jan. 25 at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Denis and Margaret Cannon. He had been a resident of Folsom since 1946. He also maintained residences in Brigantine, N.J. and Plantation, Fla.

Mr. Cannon founded Giles J. Cannon, Inc., a masonry contracting firm located in Folsom, in 1946. He was the owner-operator of the firm until his semi-retirement in 1974.

He was a member of the Employer Bricklayers Association and was a former board member of the Bricklayer's Union, Local No. 12 in Chester.

Mr. Cannon build and owned the first Wawa convenience store in Folsom and still owned several Wawa stores in the area. He owned and rebuilt the Brigantine Hotel in Brigantine, N.J., in 1965 and operated the hotel until 1979. He also owned several apartment rental properties in the area and was a charter member of the Apartment Owner's Association of Delaware County.

He was a 50-year member of the Rotary Club of Chester Pike and maintained a perfect attendance record for the entire five decades.

An avid golfer, he was a member of the Springhaven Country Club in Wallingford, the Atlantic City Country Club and the Ft. Lauderdale Country Club. Mr. Cannon scored three holes-in-one during his playing career.

A highly decorated U.S. Army veteran, he served in Germany during World War II.

His brother, Harry D. Cannon and his grandson, Ronald, predeceased him.

Survivors: Wife of 62 years, Ruth Culbertson Cannon sons, Francis G. Cannon, Giles J. Cannon Jr., Harry D. Cannon, all of Ridley Township Michael D. Cannon of Wallingford, Robert L. Cannon of Chadds Ford daughter, Ruth E. Fulkersin of Prospect Park sister, Doris E. Cannon of Ridley Township 33 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren eight great-great-grandchildren.

Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 940 Amosland Rd., Morton.

Visitation: After 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Entombment: SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery,

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