Raul Canahan

March 26, 1952 - October 24, 2022


Obituary For Raul Canahan

Mr Raul, 70, died on October 24, 2022 at home after a tiring battle with cancer. He was born in Cuba on March 26, 1952, son of the late Masmut Canahan and Hortensia Fonseca.

Raul went to school in Cuba where he earned a degree in education. He was a professor for 36 years and taught education and technical drawing. In 2006, he moved with his wife and daughter to the United States in search for a better future for his family. He worked as a machine operator at a wallpaper company until he retired in 2019.

Raul married Marta Elena Mauri on July 29, 1982. Raul and Marta had a very loving and respectful marriage. This union was blessed with daughter. Recently he welcomed a granddaughter bringing him joy and excitement.

Raul enjoyed sports specifically soccer and baseball. He loved lattes and made the most delicious espresso coffee. He always carried a positive outlook despite his illness and an inspiring happiness, optimism, and hope. Everyone that got to know him will remember him as a great man, caring and loving husband, father, family member, and friend.

His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his daughter Inalvys, wife Marta, granddaughter Zoey, son in law Juan, and his brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Please see service information below.


29 Oct

Viewing and Visitation

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
29 Oct

Graveside Service

12:30 PM

Pine Forest Memorial Gardens 770 Stadium Drive Wake Forest, NC 27587 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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