John Gilbert Canfield

July 18, 1927April 15, 2014

Canfield, John Gilbert, 86 of Largo died Tuesday April 15th at Suncoast Hospice Mid Pinellas. Born July 18, 1927 in Cold Point, Pennsylvania he was the son of Charles and Evelyn Gilbert Canfield. John was an Electrical Engineer for Particle Measuring Systems in Boulder Colorado retiring in 1993. He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks and sang in their choir. He served in the US Navy during WWII and was a former member of the Largo Elks Club. John is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Doris Canfield of Largo whom he married August 18th 1948, Sons David (Terry) Canfield of Seminole and John (Petra) Canfield Jr. of Orlando, daughter Deborah Elder of Largo, grandchildren, Roy Elder Jr. of Largo, Brian Canfield of Clearwater, Amanda Hackman of Indian Trail, N.C., Michael Smith of Seminole, Commander Jason Canfield of Whidby Island, WA., Michael Canfield of Largo and Casey Morales of Tucson, 13 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be 10am Saturday April 19th at Moss Feaster Funeral Home-Serenity Gardens Chapel, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd. Largo, Florida 33774. Visitation will be one hour prior at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, April 19, 2014

John Gilbert Canfield

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April 22, 2014

I worked with Jack at PMS for a number of yrs and Doris,Jack and my husband Bob and I became close friends.I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this hard time. I will miss talking to him. He was a true friend. To all the family,may God comfort you all!
Donna Cumrine and family

Dale Hope

April 21, 2014

I worked with Jack at Particle Measuring Systems in Boulder Colorado for several years. Jack and Doris and my wife Lana and I spent many nice evenings together playing cards of just hanging out. Jack was a good guy, a good technical person and a good friend. The world was a better place with him in it.

Paul Lindenmuth

April 21, 2014

Have very fond memories of Uncle Jack, including the early 60's when my brother and I would travel from Pennsylvania and stay for entire summer with Doris, Jack and kids in Cocoa. I'll always remember his signature laugh ! Always treated us like gold and kept his sense of humor even during his later and more difficult years. A very intelligent man, excellent husband and father, and forever memorable Uncle to me. May he Rest in Peace.