Joseph J. Capp, Jr., 94

August 16, 2017

Joseph J. Capp, Jr., 94 of Lancaster, passed away at Lancashire Hall on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
He was the husband of the late Betty R. Gigl Capp, who passed away in 1991. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Joseph and Angelina Agresta Capp.
A lifetime resident of Lancaster, Joe had first worked as an usher at the Fulton Theater, then had run his own business as a self-employed concrete contractor for 20 years, while being the co-owner of Capps Café from 1949 to 1979. He also served as a construction inspector for the City of Lancaster for 25 years until retiring in 1995. After retirement, he worked as a lab assistant at Star Dental for several years.
Joe’s faith was very important to him and he was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, a Fourth Degree Knight with the Santa Maria Assembly, and the Past Faithful Navigator.
An active member of the community, he was a member of the Lancaster Lions Club where he served as past president in 1978 and 1979, a member of the Columbus Assn., and American Legion Post 34 as well as American Legion Post 662 in New Holland. He was a graduate of JP McCaskey High School where he was on the gymnastics team, was the marble champion of Lancaster at the age of 13, enjoyed playing bocce, golfing and bowling, and was the organizer of the annual “Lancaster Day” trips to the Philadelphia Phillies which continues to this day. He was also a member of Artisan’s #27.
Joe was proud to be a US Navy veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1944 on the USS New Jersey, the destroyer USS Hailey in campaigns from the Marshall Islands to the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and the USS Puget Sound, bringing troops back from island invasions.
He is survived by his daughters: Valerie A. Capp and Lisa M. married to Donald Leaman ; his 3 grandchildren Tony, Sergio, and Samantha; his 4 great grandchildren Tony, Gabriella, Angelina, and Michael, and his great great grandson, Sergio Joseph., plus many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his brother, Dominic J. Capp and his sister, Catherine Mary Capp.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 6-8PM at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 East King St., Lancaster, PA. A second viewing will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 10-11 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602, with the Mass to follow at 11AM. Interment in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory to St. Anthony’s Church at the above address or to the American Cancer Society, 314 Crown Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603.

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August 29, 2017

Dear Valerie and Lisa – Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dad. I remember both your mother and dad with such fondness. Our family was friends with your grandparents and parents, beginning with the old days at Port Herman. I was the flower girl at your mother and dad’s wedding. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Pat (Rineer) and Bob Dority

August 23, 2017

Dear Valerie, Lisa and family:  So very sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.  I don’t know if you remember me, but I used to babysit you, Lisa; your mom and dad would send spaghetti and meatballs via taxi cab to the house for our dinner….I lived down the road from you guys on Dahlia Rd.  I remember you, Valerie, from LCHS.  Please accept my sincere condolences.   Carolyn Shoemaker Brown

August 21, 2017

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, and through us, they live on. I’m truly sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences, Pop Pop will not be forgotten. Erika Capp

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