Eddie “OG III” Cano III, 63, beloved father, tata, brother, cousin, and friend, was called home by our Heavenly Father on April 25, 2021. Born on Camp Pendleton, CA on April 4, 1958 to his mother Emilia Espudo and father Edward Cano II. They relocated to Phoenix, AZ in 1959 where he remained a strong South Phoenician. He graduated from South Mountain High School in 1976 and was the oldest of 5 children, Priscilla, Robert (Sarah), Charles (Mary), and Michael.
He loved going fishing and making others laugh with his bold personality. He adored sharing memories of him playing basketball with friends at the Cano home, his softball league days with “La Familia”, and cruisin’ the streets of South Phoenix.
He is survived by his 3 children Edward IV (Gina), Eric (Brianna) and Paula; 6 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, friends and loving partner Carol. Eddie was preceded in death by his father, Edward II; mother, Emilia; and youngest brother; Michael.
Visitation will take place on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 5:00pm with Rosary to follow at 6:00pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:30am, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Burial for Eddie Cano III will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00am at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ.
For those unable to attend, the viewing and mass will be available through the STA live-stream website:
Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
Our condolences & prayers of comfort go out the family. Eddie we will miss, we Love & will never forget YOU! God Bless & RIP✝️
Eddie was a good man and a good friend. My prayers go out to his family, children and grandchildren.
My deepest condolences to the Cano family.. did not have the pleasure of meeting you Mr Eddie (OG )but I’ve known Paula for over 10 years so I am thankful for you forever.
Prayers to the most high
Rico and The Suggs family
I want to express my sincere and deepest condolences for the entire family. Paula is one of my very good friends and my heart breaks that she and all of you loved ones have to go through this. Mr. Canno III is now free from suffering and celebrating in the heaven above with the rest of the Saints called home. I pray that God continues to shower you with his love and grace and to keep you grounded as well as on him and not the storm. Hang in there. May God bless you all
Roy and Synthia Santa Cruz
Our sincere condolences to Carol and the Cano family.
Eddie was a dear High School friend and I have many many memories of him. One being, he taught me to drive my first four speed. I’ll always remember hanging out In Front of his house listening to Santana. He was friends of my wife and I and was able to keep in contact with him this last year via texting and received his last text congratulating me on my marriage in February. I will miss how he could make me laugh.
My brother, thoughts and prayers to your familia. You will be missed, but not forgotten by your family, friends and those you have touched. Rest now my friend, and watch over your loved ones who will miss you. God bless. M. Longoria..
Our deepest condolences The Verduzco Familia
Eddie " MACAYO" Chavez
Our condolences go out to the Cano family and especially Eddie’s children. The past 2 months have been very hard on the Cano family. Please keep all the loving memories in your heart, of your Dad, and he will always be with you. Remember all the little things, he said and places he took you too., and remember the good and the bad, it all has a meaning. Your Dad was a very unique person and will continue to be Loved and Missed by many. Goodbye my FRIEND, until we meet again.
Our deepest condolences to all the Cano Familia. He was a great friend with us, like family. Still hard to believe he is gone, we had just visited with him the sunday before. Well he made us laugh n cry for the last time. May he rest in peace now with dad, mom n brother. Love u Eddie RIP. Tony n Esther Leon
Our Condolences to the Cano Familia.Our thoughts n prayers are with you. Eddie was very special to us. We are very happy n glad that we got to visit with him the sunday before. He made us laugh n cry for the last time. We still dont believe he is gone. Well now he is with his Dad, Mom n Brother RIP We love you Eddie. ❤ Tony and Esther Leon
I keep replaying that Friday night with you. Got you settled back in the room. Fixed your chair and got your feet up in the air. Got you relaxed. Remember asking if you were up to par on the Mayans show. You said “nah the f*#*#* TV at the hospital was crap” I laughed and said “hold up I got you” I found the show and put it on for you..you were very content especially with your albondigas soup. This is one of many moments about you that I will never forget and many more. “I LOVE YOU DAD!!” Stay Brown OGIII
ERIC PAUL CANO
Peter & Carmen Mattio
My deepest condolences for the loss of our Friend, my children’s Father & grandchildren Tata . We have so many wonderful memories together with laughter & tears. He is sadly missed, but we know he is our Angel. We LOVE you!! Be strong my Children. God Bless the entire Cano family!!
Our deepest condolences to the Cano family. Eddie was a very good guy, you couldn’t help but laugh when you were around him. He will truly be missed. Benny & Robyn Perez
Gary and Cindy Robles
My prayers and deepest blessings go to the Cano family. Eddie is now in Gods hands and God will protect the Cano family with his grace. God speed and blessing to all.
Eddie may you rest in peace,
my condolences to your children and grandchildren.
My condolences go out to the Cano family for the loss of a great man. Eddie you will be missed. May the good lord give you all strength through this tough time. God bless.
I send my deepest condolences and prayers to my best friend Paula and the entire family for such a great loss. I may not have known Mr. Cano (Eddie) my whole life but when I was around him he always made me feel like another daughter to him. I always felt like my late father was coming to me through him because they were so similar. Both had those outgoing sarcastic attitudes and could always make you laugh.
You fought so hard Eddie and for that you get to rest. No more suffering, no more pain.
Much love and respect always.
Deepest condolences to the cano family from Angelina Sordia may Eddie RIP ❤️
Many prayers and love to the Cano familia. Speechless. May you rest in peace Eddie
I’m happy I got to see you a couple months back.
I know you, Michael, Nana, & Tata will be watching down on us all.
Rest in Peace Eddie
Rest Peacefully Uncle Eddie, I know you are no longer in pain. My earliest memory of you would be me walking into Nana Emily and Tata Ed’s house and you would always say something like “Get your a$$ over here mija and give me hug.” As I got older, when walking into the door, I always made the effort to give you a hug before you could even say anything, knowing I got to your first! RIP OG III
Themo and Esther Calderon
Our Deepest Condolences to the Cano Familia, Eddie is now with our Heavenly Father, Eddie will be tremendously missed!
R.I.P my Brother!
Elias R Escalante III
Thank you for the great times my condolences going out to the Cano Familia Times may have changed but the great memories that you have left us are forever in our hearts you will truly be missed Eddie say hello to your mom and brother Michael God bless you bro
We laid you to rest yesterday, and it still doesn’t feel real. This is a feeling I’m sure I’ll never get used to, but I’ll learn to understand that you are with me everyday in spirit. You are in a beautiful place and mo longer in pain.
I could go on and on about all the memories we shared and many lessons you have taught me, but I’ll simply say, I am SO PROUD to be YOUR daughter.
Please continue to always watch over us and protect us. I promise I will continue making you proud, smiling and laughing.
I Love You Muchooo Muchooo With All My Heart
Rest In Peace My Dear Friend ❤️