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Sylvester Capuano

Sylvester J Capuano

Sunday, January 20th, 1924 - Saturday, April 4th, 2020
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Delaware, passed away April 4, 2020. Mr. Capuano, born January 22, 1924 in Wilmington, Delaware was the son of John and Loretta Capuano. He grew up helping his father harvest vegetables from his garden to sell in the neighborhoods of Wilmington. He learned plumbing, carpentry and electrician trades, and lived through the Great Depression. In 1943, at age 19, he enlisted in the U.S Navy to serve in the Pacific Theatre during WW II. At the end of the war, like so many of “The Greatest Generation” he quietly returned home, worked hard and proudly raised a prospering family with his beloved wife, Ursula. In 1981, Mr. Capuano retired from Delmarva Power and Light after 30 plus years of service. In retirement he continued his love of hard work, hand built a home in Ocean View, Delaware and watched his family grow. In later years, widowed and nearly blind, he took solace through long walks down route 26 to St. Ann’s Catholic Church for daily mass, volunteered for most any work detail and visited neighbors and friends and Giant and M&T Bank. Throughout a life of self-reliance he remained strong, proud and infinitely supportive of his family.
Mr. Capuano is survived by his beloved daughters Paula Capuano, Anne Breitenstein and her husband Theo, Kathy Robertson and her husband Bradley, and his grandchildren Alexandra Travis and her husband Sterling, Lindsay Robertson, John Robertson and Bradley Robertson. He is preceded in death by his wife Ursula and cherished son John Sylvester Capuano.
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Murray" s Haven Board of Directors

Posted at 04:34pm
In loving memory of Sylvester our long time neighbor and friend who knew us all by name.
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Phillip Modesto Jr

Posted at 10:24am
Our most heartfelt sympathies are extended to the entire Capuano family. We are sure that he was greeted with the loving arms of John & our Chris. Rose & Phil Modesto.
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Vince Cannon

Posted at 09:10am
I am a local runner who used to chat with Sylvester many times a week near his home. Went to his 90th Bday party. I will miss him. My condolences.
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Karen Dettwylerwyler

Posted at 08:15am
My husband and I moved next door to your parents in 1981 in Brqck-ex. They were both lovely people. Your father was always so kind and a good neighbor. He would sometimes have conversations with my husband when Jack worked on our car. We were aware of their sadness at the loss of John, but they enjoyed watching our little boy after he came along, when he played outside. Sadly, after we moved away I didn’t keep in touch. We wanted to offer our condolences to all of you, and tell you how we were touched by having been neighbors to your parents. God bless .
Karen and Jack Dettwyler
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