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Iii Eddie Cano

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:

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