Francis “Frank” Capalbo, 81

Francis “Frank” Capalbo, 81, of Dutch Ridge Road, Ellwood City died on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.

Born September 17, 1931 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Gilio “Jim” Capalbo and Angeline Christian .

He was married to Donna L. Claybundy in 1962.

Frank graduated from Wampum High School in 1949. He was a Veteran with the US Army serving in Korea as a Medic. Then he was a member of the National Guards 28th Signal Battalion. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, 1 son – Don and wife Elaine Bauder of Ellwood City; 4 daughters – Bridgette Capalbo of New Castle, Tina and husband Joe DeCaria of Ellwood City, Rhoda and husband Clint Francis of New Brighton, Rhonda McConahy of Ellwood City; 3 sisters – Rosemarie and husband Joseph Bellissimo of Ellwood City, Mary Jane and husband Phillip Winter of West Pittsburg Betty and husband Ron Petroff of Ambridge; brother – Anthony Capalbo of Wampum; and a sister in law, Joan Capalbo of Patterson Heights. 7 Grandchildren – Francine Vogel, Chelsea Gallagher, Vincent DeCaria, Brandon Francis, Courtney Francis, Kirsten McConahy, and Nico DeCaria. 2 great-granchildren, Bob and Anna Vogel.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers Pete and Edgar Capalbo.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday October 21, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Inc. 341 Main Street Wampum.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Holy Redeemer Church on Monday October 22, 2012 at 10:00 am.

Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Military Rites will be observed by the Veterans Honor Guard.

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6 thoughts on “Francis “Frank” Capalbo, 81

  1. My heart goes out to the Capalbo family now in their time of need. Cisco was a good man and a funny guy to be around. I hope that Donna, Bridgette, Tina, Rhoda and Rhonda know that I am thinking of them and wishing them well.

  2. For all of the times you made me laugh. For all the times you’ve worked so hard. Now you’ve went to see My Dad, and Uncle Bob. I love you Cisco. You’ll be greatly missed.

  3. Our prayers and thoughts to the Capalbo family in their loss. I had the priviledge of serving with Frank in the National Guard, 28th Signal Bn. Chippewa for many years. He was a great soldier and someone to look up to and be proud of.

  4. My heart goes out to Bridgette and her family on the death of their father Francis. May GOD bless all of you at this time.
    Linda Colao and family.

  5. My deepest condolences to the Frank Capalbo family. Frank was a great friend, and really help me along during the early days of my time with Co B 28th Signal Battalion, Beaver Falls, PA. He always looked after and cared about his soldiers. He would always fight for us if we were right, and get on us if we were in the wrong. I want the family to know that God is a God of Comfort and I pray that the Comfort of God be with the entire family at this time. I am going to cherish the memories, Frank would make you laugh, and he got the maximum effort out of his soldiers because he was so well respected as a leader, he was a fine Platoon Sergeant. I has the privilege to go on many Annual Training Periods with him, and spent many drill weekends with him. He will be missed, but I know he’s in a better place with the Lord! Thanks Frank for all the memories. God Bless The Capalbo Family.

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