Alexander Antonio Canales

Published 8:50 am Monday, July 18, 2016

Alexander Antonio Canales, 81, died on Monday, July 11, 2016, at the home of his daughter in New Jersey while visiting.

Born Feb. 27, 1935, in the Republic of El Salvador, he was the son of Humberto Engelhardt and Maria Canales. He came to the United States in 1981 and settled in New Jersey. He then became a skilled mechanic in industrial manufacturing. He retired from Green Brook Industries and moved to North Carolina in 2010.

Preceding him in death were: his parents; his wife, Carmen Garcia Canales, who died in 2013; and a son, Ivan Canales, who died in 2015.

Survivors: 3 sons, Frank Canales (Angela) of Delray Beach, Fla., Stanley Canales (Lourdes) and Humberto Canales (Yamileth), all of Statesville; 3 daughters, Maria Harris (Angelo) of Scott Plains, N.J., Nancy Bullock (Hozona), and Anna Comayagua (Gilberto), all of New Jersey; 3 brothers, Eduardo, Humberto and Mauricio; a sister, Rosa Estela Garcia; 19 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Friday, July 15 at Davie Funeral Chapel in Mocksville. The celebration of life service was conducted at the funeral chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, officiated by Pastor Marta Canales. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville where he was laid to rest beside his wife.