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Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services

3125 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Michael Phillip Cannatti

June 25, 1948April 17, 2019

Michael Phillip Cannatti passed away on April 17, 2019 from complications due to an automobile accident. Mike was born on June 25, 1948 to Mary and Rocco Cannatti in Youngstown, Ohio.

He leaves behind his beloved children: son Chris Cannatti and his “main man” and “best bud” grandson Steve; his daughters Carrie and husband Derek Kistler, and Courtney “Coco” Cannatti; as well his former spouse Joan Cannatti. He also leaves his brother Dr. Lou Cannatti and spouse Karen; his sisters Tippi and husband John Boris, and Mary Lou and husband Paul Bevilacqua; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Mike attended St. Joe’s Catholic School, Ursuline High School and graduated from Youngstown State University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations where he played for the university’s golf team.

He was a golf professional at Youngstown Country Club in Ohio and began working in real estate and mortgage banking after his move to Texas. Mike was the President of Austin Mortgage and Trust, served as President of the Austin Mortgage Bankers Association, and was a long-time member of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association. His favorite times were spent at the Great Hills Country Club where he also served as a President and member of the board of directors.

He will forever be remembered as respected mentor, colleague, and friend; but above all as loving father and grandpa.

~ An Old Irish Blessing ~ May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 25, 2019

Memories

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Tom Black

April 26, 2019

What’s class act.. Mike was kind humble and funny. One class act .

Brad Brown

April 25, 2019

Mr. Cannatti

You left us way too soon. I believe the first time we met was on the golf course at Great Hills. You were wearing shorts and black socks as I recall.

Had a blast with you in Las Vegas amongst other venues.

I dont ever recall anyone ever calling you by your first name. It was always CANNATTI and you wore it well.

The "Cannatti Rule" will live forever at the Hump .

Take care my brother.

Love
Brad

Todd Lewis

April 24, 2019

I had the privilege of knowing Mike through GHCC and being our Blue Team Captain. I appreciated that Mike always wanted to know how you were doing and went out of his way to make you feel welcome anytime he saw you. Mike will always be a reminder to me to make others feel comfortable and welcomed. We will miss you!

Dan Lemieux

April 24, 2019

Mike and I met when he was manager at Bank of America. Loved working with him and enjoyed all of the stories he had to tell. He never knew a stranger! We stayed in touch over the years even though he lived in Austin and I in San Antonio. Rest in Peace Mike and may his family and friends always cherish those special memories.

Paul Peters

April 24, 2019

Mike was a long-time friend, business associate/partner and dedicated family man. I knew Mike for many years and, I am proud to call him a friend. He and I shared a great business relationship over the years but also shared many stories and good times about family, friends, golf and adventures. It saddens me of learning of Mike's passing and he will be greatly missed. I know that God is looking down on Mike's family in this difficult time. He will help them to know that there are thousands of prayers of support being sent their way. I will miss you Mike--- Rock on my friend!

Doren Carver

April 24, 2019

Mike will always remembered by my with a fond time we had at a business lunch.
I had arrived at the meeting in my 57 Chevy . He ask if I had anything after.
I said it was my birthday and no plans.
So he ask if I would give him a ride”sure I said” we then spent the rest of the day driving around town.
What a great day.
Thanks Mike for the memories.
Will miss you. Doren Carver

Dale Miller

April 24, 2019

Captain, Mike!

I met you my first year, at what was the known as Great Hills Golf Club! I was lucky enough to make the Daniel Cup that year with you as our Blue Team Captain. I was also fortunate enough to have you tell me “I’ll just drive you in now, if this match is over.” He made me get my game face on and come back to win that match. A great life lesson, never quit. Mike never quit! He always looked forward to a better possible outcome.

You were a great friend, always with a smile and a great thing to say.... to anyone and everyone, every day. We had a life long friendship that started that year with the “ice cream man” shirts! We shared many nights at the 19th hole and at each other’s homes during those years. I miss you and am so fortunate to have known you and to have had a great friend like you.

We will meet again someday and tee it up again. May God Bless you and your entire family. You are dearly missed. Your friend forever! I wish I could be at your service, but unfortunately will be out of town. RIP my dear friend!

Dale

Larry Charbonneau

April 23, 2019

Mike will always be known to me as "VOLARE". He sang the song beautifully. I heard him sing it the first time in Ft. Worth Texas, 1983. A dear friend and true professional. You will be missed Volare! God Bless you, Larry

ERICA MILLIGAN

April 23, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Mike's passing. He was such a nice, fun-loving gentleman and a wonderful next-door neighbor. Although our interactions were mostly in passing, he was always able to insert a joke and make us laugh. Mr. Mike was an avid supporter of my daughter's Girl Scout cookie sale initiative, on multiple occasions ringing our door bell to sell to him - which cracked us up every time.

Our condolences to the family, Mr. Mike will be missed greatly.

John Lavendoski

April 21, 2019

The writer P.G. Wodehosue once opined: “To find a man's true character, play golf with him. ”

Well, I got to know Mike during my 15+ years as a member at Great Hills, and a more congenial golfing soul, I never met. He had many virtues both on and off the course, and was the type of golfer who was always ready to utter a tactful and sympathetic grunt of support when an opponent topped their tee shot, or foozed one out-of-bounds. When Mike himself mishit a shot, his self-reproachful click of the tongue was music to his adversary's bruised soul. And let's not forget the well-beloved (and much used) "Cannatti Rule" on long putts in a scramble !!

In short, he was the perfect companion in golf, as well as in life.

He will be sorely missed by all who knew him....and the "Cannatti Rule" will now be in effect in Hevean from this time forward.

FROM THE FAMILY