GIRARD - Austin James Capella, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
He was born July 15, 1927, in Girard, Ohio the son of the late Frank and Mary (Caputo) Capella.
Austin was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S Navy, and worked for Union Distributing and Austin’s Lounge in McDonald, was a member of St. Rose Church, Girard High School Class of 1947, life member of the I F H Club in Girard and I T A M 39 in Niles, where he tended bar.
Austin was a man who was proud of his Italian heritage. He was a very popular man, everyone knew and loved, a genuine people person who loved being with his family and friends. He enjoyed bocce, sweets, old Cadillacs, golf outings, sunshine, nice clothes, sports, and his hometown of Girard, Ohio.
He married Antoinette Cella Capella Nov., 23, 1953, she died Aug. 17, 1979.
He is survived daughter, Kathy (Mark) Hollenbank of Girard; brother, Frank Capella of McDonald, Ohio; sister, Mary Zirafi; three grandchildren, Todd, Erin, Marcus; and one great-grandson, Austin Capella.
Austin was preceded in death two brothers, John and Joe Capella.
Calling hours are today, Dec. 21, 2010, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard.
A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Church with prayers at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home
Arrangements are being handled by the McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard.
Interment will be at Pineview Cemetery in Warren, Ohio.