John J. Capane, age 93 of Clairton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Born December 15, 1928 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Vincenzo and Felice (Juliot) Capane. A US Army Veteran of the Korean War, John was a retired millwright for US Steel's Clairton Works and a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church, the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75, AARP, and SOAR, all of Clairton. In his spare time, John enjoyed bowling, fishing, going to the casino, and playing the lottery: all while chomping on an ever-present cigar. Most importantly, he was an amazing and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. He made it a point to not just be a part of his family's lives and activities, but to be present and supportive no matter who was playing any sport or performing any activity. His family will always picture him there. Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, the late Sara J. (Cortese) Capane, who passed away September 27, 2015, his late son Vincent J. (Linda) Capane, and his brothers Donald, Sam, and Anthony "Moe" Capane. He is survived by his daughters Sharon (Joe) Drnach and Valerie (Patrick Brophy) Capane, both of Elizabeth Twp.; his grandchildren Johnna (Jim) Donnelly, Jennifer and Jodi Drnach, Brandon Skooglund, Sara (Chad) Riley, Vincent J. Capane, II, and Dante Capane; his great-grandchildren Jiada, JJ, Colton, Wesley, Mabel, Gianni, and Gabriella; his brother James "Juice" (Anna) Capane of Clairton; and his nieces and nephews, especially his special nephew Phil Capane.
Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM. A Blessing will be held in the funeral home on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 10 AM with Fr. Paul Zywan officiating. Procession and burial with military honors will follow to St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton. The family would like to acknowledge the great work and care from AHN Hospice, especially nurse Dawn D. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published July 29, 2022.