Joseph “Joe” Julian Canno III died peacefully with his family by his side in Colorado Springs on October 11th, 2020 at the age of 69.
Joe is survived by his wife, Lorie; children, Larissa, Adrienne, Alisha; grandchildren, Alyssa, Makayla, Avery, Adrianna; siblings, Theresa, Bridget, Mike. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph Julian Canno Jr. and Beatrice Brun Canno.
Joe was born on June 5th, 1951 in Pasadena, Texas to Joseph Julian Canno Jr. and Beatrice Brun Canno. He was raised with his three siblings who enjoyed sharing their love for music, sports, and Hawaiian traditions. He attended Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs. Joe spent the majority of his career as a journeyman pressman and was known for his ability to fix, paint, and build almost anything. He met Lorie in Colorado Springs and they later married in 1974.They welcomed three daughters and four grandchildren over the years. His family remembers him as a hard-working, dedicated father who spent his days ensuring a home full of love and fun. Joe encouraged the spreading of love and kindness and always had a joke ready for every occasion. Joe’s proudest accomplishment was being a father and creating memorable family traditions.
Joe was a gifted musician who loved playing the guitar, harmonica, drums, and performed as a lead singer. His love for music began at a young age and he joined several bands throughout his adolescents and adult life. Over the years, he enjoyed staying active with skiing, jogging, softball, volleyball and enjoyed including his family and friends in his hobbies. Joe found joy in almost any setting, especially near the beach or any warm body of water. After Joe retired, he spent his time giving back to the community and perfecting his grilling skills. One of his favorite retirement hobbies was rebuilding and cruising in his Ford Mustang.
A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at Jack Quinns, located at 21 S Tejon St., on October 24th at 1:00pm. All family and friends are encouraged to attend to celebrate Joe’s legacy. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Joe’s favorite community agencies: Springs Rescue Mission or Special Kids Special Families.