In loving memory of

John A. Sanna
January 2, 1931 - September 27, 2021

Passed peacefully September 27, 2021 at the age of 90. He is survived by his companion of 53 years, Ms. Joan Haegel; son Mario (Roseann), grandson, Dominick (Jamie); great-grandsons, Edison & Archer; grandson, Mario Jr; son, Michael (Diane); granddaughter, Laurie (Tony) Hasley; great-grandsons, Alec Dean, Nolan Dean; son, John C Sanna; grandson John Joseph (Sheena), great-granddaughters, Teagan, Gianna; grandson, Jamie (Sarah); Mario, Michael, & John C's mother, Dorothy Sanna; step-brother, Raymond (Joanne); step-sister, Rosemary (Oliver) Primelles; many cousins, nieces, & nephews; many friends & YMCA friends.
John worked for the RG&E for 42 years known by handle "658". He served in the Navy from 1948-1950, serving in Korea. John helped with the St. Anthony's Day Festivals. He was a coach for many years with Holy Cross Basketball both grammar and high school level, and with Holy Cross Baseball-fast pitch. He was a long time member of the Charlotte Social Club. Lifelong resident of the Village of Charlotte, known to many as Captain John.
The family would like to thank the Edna Tina Wilson Center for their loving care.
Funeral Mass Monday October 4th, 10:30am, Holy Cross Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. No prior calling. In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to Holy Cross.


Lee Loomis wrote on Oct 4, 2021:

"Dear Sanna Family, On behalf of the RG&E Armed Forces Club, please accept our deepest condolences, and the thanks of a grateful nation for John's service to his country. He was a fine man, a hard worker, and a good friend to all who knew him. Sincerely, Lee M. Loomis, Chaplain"

Mike Adams wrote on Oct 3, 2021:

"I worked with John at RG&E. Glad to have had a nice conversation with him at the Pioneers picnic I August. Mike Adams"

George Gleason wrote on Oct 1, 2021:

"God Bless Joan and the Sanna family. John was always a pleasure to chat with before the 4pm Saturday mass at Holy Apostles Church. Just don't mention Andrew Cuomo! Rest in peace my friend. You are missed. George Gleason."