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Locations in Greensburg and Pleasant Unity, PA

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Richard Joseph Capozzi, Sr.

October 22, 1940 ~ February 20, 2019 (age 78)

Richard Joseph Capozzi Sr, “Pap, Little Moon, Mooner, Pappy” age 78 of Harrison City passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday February 20, 2019 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.  Richard was born in Greensburg to Carmine Capozzi and Bessie (Zello) Capozzi on October 22, 1940. He was preceded in death by his twin brother Robert, of Tryon, NC and older brother Vincent, of Greensburg.  Other predeceased siblings include Theresa, Henry, Mary Ann, Carmen, Genevieve, Frank, Nancy and Joe Pedicone; and Katie, Tony, Elizabeth, John, Helen, Mary and Sam Capozzi.  He was a 1958 graduate of Hempfield High School where he met his wife of 57 years, Julia Ann (Willochell), of Hempfield Township, who survives him along with 3 children, Richard Jr, of Shippensburg and wife Kim (Strong), David, of Unity Township and wife Melissa (Rock), and Patricia, of Charlotte, NC; along with two sisters, Angeline Schultz, of Acme, and Florence Grey, of Hunker.  He also leaves behind to cherish his memory five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  We will remember him as a genuine soul who “never met a stranger”.  Pap’s infectious, positive attitude and sharp wit made him not only the life of the party but one with whom friends and family alike sought counsel.   Pap loved his family intensely and was his happiest with a noisy house filled with family, friends and food.  There will be a celebration of his life held at Giannilli’s II Restaurant & Lounge (4816 State Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601) on Saturday March 2nd from 12-3PM.  Family and friends are encouraged to stop by to share a cherished memory, a funny story, or to simply join us in celebrating Pap’s remarkable life.  Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg is in charge of arrangements.

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