Bisby Canty Jr. was a deacon emeritus at St. Paul‘s
He died on Tuesday. Sept. 10, 20l3. He
was 72. He was born on April 2, 1941 to Bisby
Sr. and Elizabeth Canty in Coconut Grove Fla.
At an early age. Canty was baptized at
Macedonia Baptist Church by the late Rev.
Finlayson. The Canty family relocated to
Philadelphia, where they joined St. Paul's
Baptist Church on Nov. 13, 1955.
Canty graduated from Simon Gratz High
School where he excelled in chess and foot-
ball. He was proud of being a member of
those teams. Canty was mentioned in local
newspapers several times as being a star
He graduated from Penn State University, where he earned a bachelor's in Education. He furthered
his studies at Temple University where he earned his master's degree in administration and
He married Loretta G. Corbin on June 25,1965. While working, serving God and traveling the world
together the couple enjoyed a beautiful life.
The Rev. Emeritus Arthur Lee Johnson ordained Canty as a deacon in I973. His service included
serving as church auditor, extensive committee membership and chairmanship on the executive board
of the St. Paul's Fund. vice chairmanship of the E. Luther Cunningham Community House
Board of Managers and liaison deacon assigned to the community.
Canty received many citations and awards for his distinguished and dedicated
service. He was proclaimed deacon emeritus on Oct. 25, 2012 by the Rev. Leslie D.
His affiliations included Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. inc.. Black Educator's Forum, Pennsylvania
State Alumni Association, Crab Group and the Georgetown Condominium Community. He was also a life
member of the NAACP and a board member of the YMCA
in addition to his wile, he is survived by his godson. Livington T. Johnson; sister-in-law, Adrienne W. Trice [Lorenzo]: special niece. Andrea A. Trice; brothers-in-law, Kenneth B. Corbin (Marion) and Elwood M-Corbin [Stephanie]; nephew-in-law. Mark B.Corbin and other relatives and friends.