Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel

9450 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO


Christopher Joseph Canepa

December 16, 1950June 2, 2020

Christopher Joseph Canepa, 69, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Beloved husband of Cindy (nee Georges) Canepa; loving father of Colt (Sally Strand), Clare, Clark, Christine, and Carys Canepa; dear sister of Carol (Tim) Size; son of the late Robert & June (nee Muckerman) Canepa; dear uncle & friend.

He was a graduate of Chaminade College Prep, and maintained close friendships with many classmates over the years.

SERVICES: Services are private due to COVID-19 restrictions. Memorial contributions are suggested to the ALS Association.


Christopher Joseph Canepa

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Daniel Whyman

June 10, 2020

I have known Chris Canepa since high school.

I had a blind African American named Willie doing yard work for me who I met through the Salvation Army St. Louis. I asked Chris if he needed any help with work on his numerous real estate holdings . Not only did he give Willie full time work but also found him a place to rent.

Shared many great times with Chris the most memorable we’re going to the Grand Canyon and Europe together, and more recently when Chris , Cindy, Colt , Clare, Ceci, and Carys came out to Oregon and stayed at our home on the coast for a fun week during summer 2015.

At our wedding in 1992 Chris was one of my best men and as the wife and I left Meadowbrook CC the last person I saw was Chris Canepa throwing a ton of confetti on the car .

My nickname was ‘big Dan Boulange’ .

James Shucart

June 9, 2020

Chris Canepa was full of life and changed others lives as well. We met about 35 years ago and became instant friends, spending time together in both St. Louis and Naples, Florida. We both owned property on Keewaydin Island where we created many fun and adventurous memories together. Chris introduced me to Prince Albert of Monaco, which resulted in years of amazing experiences. Thank you Chris for not only enriching my life, but the lives of everyone you ever met. Miss you already my friend. "Jimmy The Shoe " ( My nickname from Chris).

Shelley Vaughn Muusse’

June 9, 2020

Every single memory of Chris is wonderful. He was the consummate gentleman the joy of every conversation and the handsome leader. He had charisma in all the good ways, was generous with his time and ideas, and inspiring to be around.

Rest in peace beautiful Chris, and may your family be comforted as you will be missed. Love Shelley

Kevin Rounds

June 8, 2020

I have known Chris since kindergarten at Immaculata and then on to Chaminade. Chris was a grate guy. We both loved sports. I will truly miss seeing him. You all have condolences and love. God is with you all.
Kevin Rounds

Chris Bartels

June 7, 2020


you were a great friend and classmate! Relish and cherish the fun times we had together!

Rest in Peace!

Esto Vir, Chris B.

Chris Bond

June 4, 2020

My name is Chris Bond, I first met Chris in 1980 in Columbia, MO....he was working his sales route with Sciales Foods, I was a bartender at one of his customers.... he was always incredibly nice, funny, witty, and charming... women wanted to be with him, and men wanted to be like him.... Chris helped my wife and I purchase our first home in St. Louis with a personal loan to complete our downpayment, in 1992.... he was the real deal....Godspeed to heaven Caneps