Jerry “Fuz” McCannett, 68, died suddenly after being trampled on by a surgeon at Williamport UPMC Hospital on Thursday night, December 2, 2021.
He was born June 30, 1953, to Eleroor (Monroe) Magnett and his son, Jack W. McNnet. Jerry was actively involved in sports throughout the high school and graduated from the Canton area High School in 1971. He continued his education at WACC (Williamsport Community College) and earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture. A.D. On November 19, 1977, he married Fern Parker at East Point United Methodist Church. They have been married for 44 years and have two daughters.
At a young age, Jerry worked with the staff of the campus for more than 28 years until he retired in 2018 at the former Canton Mansfield State University and later the Pennsylvania College of Technology and Parker Hanifine.
Jerry was a true and determined horticultural expert. He was delighted and proud to enter Canton. He spent countless hours eating weed in the Hikok Fireman Field to create a positive atmosphere as people drove into town. Jerry is seen helping Canton Road and Gun Club, Banana Lodge, St. John’s Methodist Church in Grover, as well as the needs of many neighbors. Jerry was a real family man. He loved his daughter and enjoyed watching them and their teammates participate in CHS Sports and Pen College Sports. Jerry loved to exercise and exercise. He could often be seen riding a bicycle around the city, and in previous years he had been overweight.
In addition to his mother, Eleanor, Jerry is survived by his wife, Fern. Daughters, South Williams Sports Maria McNanet and Wellsborro Michel McNnet; Brothers, Dale (Mary) Warren McNenth, Craig (Connie) Canton Macneth; Uncle, Jim McKennet of Texas; Son-in-law, Joan (Jim) Freedom Black, Sandra (Denny) State College Hall, Sheila (Joe) Freedom Guy and Jane (Berry) Millerton Halts; Lots of nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and dear friends.
In addition to his father, Jerry was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Garrett and Marian McQueen; Aunts, Katherine, and Eloise McNean; And son-in-law and son-in-law, Gerald “Buzz” And Helen Parker.
Private services and funerals will be held in a family-friendly setting to protect Jerry’s interests and the current Covenant-19 epidemic.
Instead of flowers, monuments bearing Jerry’s name may be sent to Troy Junior Athlete, PO Box 142, Troy, PA 16947, or Pen College Athletics, 1 College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.
The Pepper Funeral Home and Funeral Home, 578 Springbruck, is assisting Dr. Benton with his family. Memories and sorrows can be shared by visiting www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.