Joseph A. Cappuzzello

CANFIELD — Joseph A. Cappuzzello, 91, passed away Saturday morning, May 13, 2017, at Hospice House with his family by his side.

Mr. Cappuzzello was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of George and Theresa Iorio Cappuzzello, and was a lifelong member of the community.

Mr. Cappuzzello was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 39 years, serving as a carrier and a supervisor and retired in 1987 as the postmaster in McDonald.

He was a member of the parish, a graduate of The Rayen School and attended Youngstown College. He was an avid Notre Dame fan and enjoyed the Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was involved in youth sports, serving as a coach in the Youngstown Babe Ruth League and he took pleasure in watching local baseball games; and his family was of the utmost importance to him.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Mr. Cappuzzello leaves to cherish his memory his children, Joseph G. (Amy) Cappuzzello of Salem, Marie (Dale) Barr of Bellevue, Elaine Fonce of Mineral Ridge, Susan (Russell) Gifford of Canfield, David (Susie) Cappuzzello of Columbiana, Michelle Whittenberger of Canfield and Michael Cappuzzello of Boardman; grandchildren, Julie (Andrew) Schuler, Jenny (Adam) Mangus, Ryan Cappuzzello, Mary Cappuzzello, John Cappuzzello, Regina Barr, Anna Barr, Jessica Gifford, Chad (Kristina) Gifford, Andrew Cappuzzello, Cara Cappuzzello, Katie Libb, Danny Libb, Luke Whittenberger, Erica Whittenberger, Matthew Whittenberger, Jacob Whittenberger and Tori Cappuzzello; and a great-granddaughter, Olivia Martin.

Besides his parents, Mr. Cappuzzello was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Lou Panozzo, whom he married Sept. 14, 1957, and who passed away Nov. 4, 1988; sisters, Rosemarie Marino, Anna Maiorana, Julia Cappuzzello, Jane Cappuzzello, Mary Horvatich and Amelia Guarnieri; and brothers, Anthony Capuzelle, Frank Capuzello and Angelo Cappuzzello.

Services will be 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the McCauley Funeral Home, and a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica. The family will receive relatives and friends 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Thoughts and condolences may be sent to the funeral home website

The family has requested that contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505 and / or Hospice House, 9803 Sharrot Road, Poland, OH 44514.

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