Joe Canino Jr.

December 25, 1922November 27, 2012

Joe Canino Jr. was born to Joe Canino and Christine Helena Carfello on December 25, 1922 in Houston, TX on Canino Rd. He passed peacefully at his home in Katy, TX on November 27, 2012, at the age of 89.

He enlisted in the United States Army in October 1942 serving in the Asiatic-Pacific during WWII as a Military Police officer. He was honorably discharged in December 1945 at the rank of Sergeant with an American Theatre Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and a Phillippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star. After working at Reed Roll-a-Bit and Epps Food Market, he co-founded Canino Produce Company in 1958 on Airline Drive in Houston, TX where the family-owned business continues today. He worked at "The Market" nearly every day for over 50 years and was well respected in the Heights Community. He loved working in his yard winning numerous awards and accolades. He was always planting flowers, mowing the grass, watering his plants, and caring for his fish pond, where we can all imagine him at peace today. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Society;and since 1972, a member of St. Bartholomew Parish in Katy, TX. He was a devoted family-man and will be remembered by many as the hardest working man they'll ever know.

He was preceded in death by parents Joe and Christine Canino and son Baby Canino; siblings, John Canino, Petrina Cuccerre, Vita Monakino, Ginetta Klieman, and Nancy Klieman; and great-grandson Evan McCauley.

He is survived by his adoring wife Maria Rosario Canino; children, William Canino and wife, Cynthia; Kristine and husband, Lawrence Pilkinton; Michael Canino; Carlos Mendez; Mary Canino; and Joe Paul Canino and wife, Meagan; grandchildren, Kimberly and Marvin Atkins, Lyndsay and Larry Pilkinton, Danielle and Kevin Pilkinton, Kristie Pilkinton, Natalie and Kris McCauley, Billy Canino, Nadia and Brett Canino, Chase and Caleb Canino, and Ashley and Alexis Mendez; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Emily, Lauren and Caroline Atkins; Gage, Henry, Gavin, Brian, Katherine and Mekaela Pilkinton; Nadia and Owen McCauley; Benjamin Canino, and Rilan Mendez. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers: Joe Paul Canino, Carlos Mendez, Larry Pilkinton, Kevin Pilkinton, Billy Canino, and Tom Krolczyk. Honorary Pallbearers: Alfred Froberg, Mike Atkinson, Mark Scamardo, Jesus Perez, Brett Canino and Edison Dewar.

Visitation will be Sunday December 2nd from 5-8 PM with Rosary to be recited at 7 PM in the Chapel at Earthman Resthaven in Houston, TX. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 AM on Monday December 3rd at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Chutch 5356 Eleventh Street, Katy, TX, 77493. Rite of Committal will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Rosary Service Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 3, 2012

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March 11, 2013

So sorry

Melissa & Kent Weber

December 11, 2012

We love you uncle Bill and you are in our prayers.

December 4, 2012

Joe was a good friend of my Dad's at St. Charles. I have many memories of the going to the market with my parents -- especially my dad. Rest in Peace.
Brenda Kimich Manak

Kevin and Lisa Guerre

December 3, 2012

We are very sorry for your loss. He is at peace now and no longer suffering. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

John & Karen Randles

December 3, 2012

Joe Canino was the most respected and loved person at the Farmer's Market, where we worked for years. We are so sorry for your loss.

December 3, 2012

Joe Canino was the most respected and loved person at the Farmer's Market, where we worked for years. He will be greatly missed. Heartfelt sympathy to his loving family.

Guy Chachere

December 2, 2012

To Billy and family - thoughts are with you, I always admired and respected him. With his passing is the close of an era, the last of the crew from the early days of The Market.

Deborah Barfield

December 2, 2012

We will always think of Joe and his love for life and his special gift for gardening. Our deepest love and prayers are with you.
Love, Deborah, Darrell, Melissa, Kent, and Annabel.

Wayne Johnston

December 2, 2012

We miss his ever present figure out in his beautiful yard with his dogs. He was such a great neighbor and an inspiration to both of us.

Nick Cuccerre,Jr.

December 2, 2012

May the Good Lord show special blessings to Canino Family for the loss of Uncle Joe.
"The Market " will never be the same without you!!!