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Lou Canelli Background

My name is Lou Canelli Jr.  I was born and raised in Philadelphia Pa and was the oldest of 5 children in my family.  I am a graduate of LaSalle High School and a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Public Relations.  I attended Temple U on an athletic scholarship and won 4 Varsity letters for Track and 3 Varsity Letters for Basketball. 


I currently live in Orlando, Florida with my beautiful wife of 44 years Mary Ann.  We are blessed with 2 fantastic children. Christina ( West Point Class of 2002 ) and her husband Kelly and our 2 grandchildren Laila and Kye who live in Land O Lakes Fl.  Louis III ( Boston College class of 2007 and University of Penn Masters program ) and his wife Dee Dee who live in Culver Indiana.


I currently work for Quirch Foods, headquartered in Coral Gables Florida and I am part of the Beef Purchasing department.  I have been in the food business for over 45 years.  Over the years I have enjoyed continuing to play sports and to also coach youth sports especially my children’s teams.  I am currently helping my daughter Christina and her friend with their Girls Only Basketball program which is exciting since my granddaughter is part of the program and very talented.  I also stay involved with my grandson Kye who is also a very gifted young athlete and it is enjoyable seeing them perform and enjoy being involved in sports.


My wife and I also enjoy our visits to Disney Parks, something that started on our honeymoon 44 years ago.  I am a big fan of all Philadelphia Sports especially the Eagles.