Helen E. Cannon

June 30, 1932 ~ December 19, 2019 (age 87)


Helen E. Cannon, 87, of Galloway, NJ passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at her residence. She was born on June 30, 1932 in Philadelphia, PA to Paul and Helen (McNamee) Steck Sr. Helen was the youngest of five children; one brother, Paul Steck and three sisters, Bernadette Norton, Ruth Steck and Joan Carty.

She attended Atlantic City High School and was a member of the Atlantic City Drum and Bugle Corp., where she met her husband, Joseph Cannon Jr. Throughout her life, Helen was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She also worked as a bookkeeper, a bank clerk and an owner of Gatsby’s Nightclub in Martinsburg, WV. In addition, she was a devoted wife to her beloved “Joey” for 62 years. Their marriage was filled with their love of music, song and dance. In her more recent years, Helen was known as “the dancing lady” in Galloway.

Helen is survived by three children, Wayne “Jack” Cannon, JoAnn Cannon Scarlett, and Glenn Cannon. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Stacey Cannon Thrush, Tyler Cannon, Caleb Cannon, Courtney Hendricks, Logan, Cannon, Ryan Rabiger, Nikki Cartwright, Cody Rabiger, Alex Scarlett, and Chris Scarlett; and 11 great grandchildren. She brought joy and laughter to everyone she met. She will truly be missed by many.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 22nd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM with a service at 3:00 PM at Wimberg Funeral Home, 211 E. Great Creek Rd, Galloway 609-641-0001. On Friday, December 27th a visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM with a service at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 28th at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, MD 21795. Interment will immediately follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport, MD. For condolences or directions, please visit

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