Shawn Candela

Granite City | Thursday, June 23 2022 |

Shawn O. Candela, 60, passed away on June 23, 2022, at his residence.

Born April 3, 1962, in Granite City, he was the son of the late Anthony and Neta (Cox) Candela.

He had been working as a layout editor for The Chicago Tribune and as a copy editor for the Sarasota Observer.

A natural-born athlete, he enjoyed watching and playing tennis and volleyball.  He dearly loved animals, rescuing them, especially cats; as well as, computer games and gaming.

Surviving is a brother, Kevin (Jackie) Candela of Godfrey; and a sister, Candace Candela (Jeff Bannister) of East Alton. Cremation rites were accorded. 

A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Alton 5 A's Animal Shelter of Clowder House Foundation in St. Louis.

Marks Mortuary in Wood River was in charge of arrangements.

Obit Provided By:
Mark's Mortuary

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