Josè Alejandro Cañas Valdez

November 15, 1940 ~ May 7, 2022 (age 81)


Josè Alejandro (Poppy’s or Papi Jando) Cañas Valdez , 81, of San Salvador, El Salvador passed away on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, at his residence. 

 Josè was born November 15, 1940, in San Salvador (Cuscatancingo), El Salvador to Rafael A. & Angela Cañas Valdez. The second of five Siblings. Josè married Rosa Navas on July 29, 1962 in San Salvador, El Salvador.

 He is survived by Rosa Navas, as well as, three sons: Alex Cañas of Urbana, Josè Cañas Jr. of Urbana Illinois; Rafael Cañas of Saint Joseph, IL; one daughter: Edith Peacock of Saint Joseph, IL.

Also surviving are his grandchildren Princess Cañas, Liila Bagby, Jennifer Bagby, Wesley Bagby, Nolan Peacock, Andrea Cañas, Kayla Cañas, Amir and Diamond Cañas and three great-grandchildren Ruby Joy Bagby, Clover Cañas and Paz Cañas. 

 He enjoyed working on cars, riding his bike, dancing, and playing pool.

Visitation will be from 11:30 A.M.- 1:30 P.M. Tuesday May 10, 2022 at Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview.

 Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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May 10, 2022

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Freese Funeral Home
302 E. Grand
St. Joseph, IL 61873

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