Dorothy J. Capp, 87

CappDorothy J. Capp, 87, of Eliza St. Wampum (Chewton) passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Family Hospice in Lawrenceville.

Born January 15, 1928 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Pauline Moskal Krosovic. She was married for 64 years to John Capp who passed away February 8, 2011.

Dorothy graduated from Wampum High School in 1946. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church and a former member of the Alter and Rosary Society. Dorothy was active with and past president of the Chewton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Wampum Women’s Club and served on the Wayne Twp. Election Board.

Survivors include two daughters, Marianne (George) Fabich of Chewton, Melinda (Phillip) Fabich of Shenago Twp.; son, John A. (Sharon) Capp of Ross Twp.; sister, Mary Gonzales of Kentucky; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Krosovic, and a daughter in law, Elaine Capp.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday May 31 from 3-7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Myasthenia Gravis or the Kidney Foundation.

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2 thoughts on “Dorothy J. Capp, 87

  1. My heart is sad for your loss. I loved/love your mom/grandma and Dorothy was the highlight of my visits to Cranberry Place. Dorothy taught me so much about patience. I was so blessed to have such a friend. Dorothy was kind to everyone. She made such a difference to so many of the residents at Cranberry Place. She was a judge for the pet parade, she helped stuff envelopes for St Ferdinand’s, she helped with the memorial service for the residents who had passed away at Cranberry Place. Dorothy and my nieces and I played poker, did puzzles, made decorations for Cranberry Women’s club events, played trivia games…… I could go on and on but what I am trying to say is Dorothy LIVED, she made lemonade out of lemons!!
    I know for a fact that the staff loved her.
    And most of important I know how much she loved all of you. She spoke of you all quite a bit, I feel like I knew you. I know she prayed for all of you. Dorothy told me so many stories about her life and I want you all to know that Dorothy will live on in what she taught me. May our gracious father grant you peace in the days ahead.

    One of the things I learned in a Griefshare I went to when we lost our son, is that grief is like a wave, it will come in fast and hard, and it will hurt your heart, but know it will go back out,
    so one of the things I tell myself when my heart hurts for my loss is “ride the wave Peggy, ride the wave” So to all of you I say “ride the wave” And be happy for your mom because her journey is over and I for one believe God said to her….. “Well done my faithful servant”

  2. My grandmother was the best in every single way possible. She forgave and forgot as the lord says to do. She gave her heart to her husband, my grandfather John Capp. She gave her heart to her children one has since passed. She gave her all to us grandchildren, never wavering in any of her affection. She is my idol of how a woman should be and act. She was someone who left a legacy behind and I am a part of her legacy. I miss you grandma, every single day. When mom died you were there to be a surrogate. I will never forget your smell, your touch or hug ever. I love you BUGGA!

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