Welcome to
​James W. Cannan Funeral Home, Inc.

The James W. Cannan Funeral Home, Inc. was founded by Jim “Boom” Cannan in 1947.  After serving in World War II as an Air Force pilot, Jim and his wife Norma opened the funeral home at 2397 Seneca Street.  Their goal was to provide a comfortable and affordable funeral home to serve the families of South Buffalo and the First Ward.

In 1981 their son Patrick Cannan entered the business and today he and his wife Pat are the owners.  The business expanded in 1997 with the opening of the second location at 3155 Orchard Park Road.

In 2010, Patrick's son Sean Cannan joined the business after graduating from Clemson University and enrolling in Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. 

We are honored and privileged to be able to help families and are willing to do whatever it takes to meet your needs.  What ever your faith, a traditional wake service or burial, cremation or memorial we will work within your budget to provide you with a service that will meet your expectations.

Please feel free to browse our pages to learn more about pre-planning a funeral and grief support, as well as the traditional funeral and cremation services that we have to offer.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at anytime, we are available by phone or e-mail, or drop by the office in person.  We are always here to help.

We understand that it is not always possible to attend a service or visitation in person, so we encourage you to use our beautifully designed interactive online tributes to pay your respects. Leave a condolence, share a memory, post a photo, light a candle and more!

Looking for something you can't find? We make it easy to get the answers you need. Ask Patrick or Sean a question anytime. Click here or on the image below!