Glenn W. Kanaga Sr. - Dad



Former Mentor on Lake Youth Football Coach

Former Mentor on Lake Youth Baseball Coach

Former West End YMCA Wrestling Coach

Former Immaculate Conception Jr. High Football Coach

Former Immaculate Conception Jr. High Wrestling Coach

Former Immaculate Conception Jr. High Baseball Coach

Former Coach Cleveland St. Joseph High School

Former Powerlifting Coach

GLENN W. KANAGA, SR., 75, of Mentor-On-The-Lake, OH passed away on April 27, 2015, peacefully at home. He was born November 26, 1939 in Painesville, OH. Glenn was a graduate of Mentor High School. He worked for Reliance Electric, was a Baliff for Lake County Courts and a Mentor-on-the-Lake City Councilman for over 20 years. In addition, Glenn was a long time coach of youth baseball, football, powerlifting and wrestling.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Melford Kanaga and his grandchildren, Eddie, Jr.(Kim and Ed's Son) and Chloe Hope (Gary's Daughter) as well as Pamela Greene (Gary's Mom) and Julia Kanaga, the mothers of his children.

He is survived by his children: Glenn (Darcie), Gary (Marisa), Kim (Ed), April (Mike), Andrew (Jennifer), Sarah (Keith), Kate (Tim), Sabrina, Samantha and Jamie; as well as 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A celebration of Glenn's life will be held from 2:00-4:00 Saturday, May 2 at DAVIS-BABCOCK FUNERAL HOME, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094 with a Memorial Service beginning at 3:30 p.m..

There will be a private family burial at a separate time.

Cremation services provided by BLESSINGS CREMATORY, MENTOR, OH.

Memory Notes or Condolence To Be Sent to -

Not A Day Will Go Bye That You Are Not In

My Life.  You were my coach, my father, my teacher, my support, my friend and at times

my biggest critic.  I wouldn't have had it any other way.  The Teacher and Coach I am

today is because of you. I LOVE YOU DAD!

Into Paradise May The Angels Lead You!

"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe,


© 2023 by Gary "BIG K" Kanaga.