October 27, 1995
Miron S. Canaday Jr., 79, of Rockford, formerly of South Holland, a dramatist and radio announcer for Moody Bible Institute, died Monday in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Canaday worked for Moody Bible's WMBI radio station for 34 years. He narrated such programs as "Number 9 Elm St.," "Continued Story Reading," "Open Bible," "Ranger Bill" and "Stories of Great Christians." He also narrated the program "Show Me Thy Glory," which aired on WGSL in the Rockford area. He retired in 1978. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1943. He was a native of Ithaca, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Marion; three daughters, April Peterson, Sharon Zelenko and Bobbi McElroy; a son, Gordon; and 11 grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Smits-DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd St., South Holland.