Carl Edward Canniff


Died: June 22, 2013

Carl Edward Canniff passed away at home surrounded by his family and friends on June 22, 2013. He was born January 16, 1922 in Colesville, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, Claude and Helen Canniff; wives, Anita, Viola and Dorothy; sister, Minnie Holcomb; daughters, Linda, Joyce and Donna. Carl is survived by his sister, Pauline Whittaker; children, Sylvia (Jay) James, Richard (Vicki), Fred (Brenda), Ralph (Cheryl), David, Helen Neff; son-in-law, William Tefft, Jr.; stepsons, Robert (Beth) and Richard (Jan) Bryan; aunt, Rosemary Ingraham; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Canniff was a lifelong farmer and a member of the NYS Horse Pullers Association and always gave a firm handshake. After retirement from Raymond Corp., Carl could be seen operating his sawmill with his loyal friend, Butchie. Donations may be made to SPEAK, 351 Flint Road, Binghamton, NY in Butchie's memory, or MAVAC, P.O. Box 132, Marathon, NY.

The family will receive friends at the Nichols Funeral Home, 7323 119th St., Whitney Point, NY on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 6-8 PM, and Friday, June 28 from 10 AM until service time at 11 AM. Reverend Eddie Maslin will be officiating. Burial will be in Port Crane Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

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Nichols Funeral Homes Inc

7323 119th Street
Whitney Point, NY
Phone: 607-692-3700