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Robert J. Capone

September 17, 2022

Robert J. CaponeRobert J. Capone, 86, of Watertown passed away Saturday evening, September 17, 2022, at Hospice of Jefferson County.

Bob was born in Watertown July 31, 1936, son of Joseph J. and Anna (Lorello) Capone. He was a 1954 graduate of Watertown High School, received his bachelor's degree in History from LeMoyne College in 1959, and then did graduate work.

On January 3, 1986 he married Patricia M. Campbell at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Benoit C. Dostie officiating.

Bob served in the US Army, entering on November 23, 1959. He served three years actively and was honorably discharged from the Army Reserves on October 31, 1965.

He taught Social Studies at Holley Central School in grades 7 - 12 and retired after 27 years of teaching at the school. He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and more recently St. Anthony's Church. Bob was a commissioned lay minister for the sick and elderly, a lector, and a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of American Legion Post 61 and NYS Retired Teacher's Association. He was an avid table tennis player, and enjoyed playing the piano, fishing, photography, and listening to music.

Along with his wife, Patricia M. Campbell, Bob is survived by sister-in-law Sally Capone, Star Lake; nieces and nephews; and cousins, including Buck Jones. Predeceased by three brothers, Salvatore J. Capone, DMD, Dr. Maurice A. Capone, and his twin Richard Capone, who died in infancy.

The funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 26, at 10 AM at St. Anthony's Church followed by burial in Glenwood Cemetery. At his request, there are no calling hours. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to Bob's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Sisters of the Precious Blood, 400 Pratt St. or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.



#8 Carmen Carbone 2022-09-26 09:09
Our favorite cottage neighbors. Our deepest condolences Pat. Bob will be greatly missed. We have shared so many wonderful times laughing, playing cards, cooking clams on the grill, rides together in the fishing boat. We will miss seeing him swimming with his noodle across the lake. How he loved sitting on the sun porch watching the boats and the colors of the sky as the sun set. Now he has the best view of the sky. RIP Bob.
Love, Carmen and Katrina
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#7 Trina Lorentz 2022-09-21 13:17
My condolences. The Holley High school was lucky to have such an outstanding teacher. God bless.
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#6 Bob Wisner 2022-09-21 06:58
Bob was such a good natured and kind person, he will be truly missed. I loved hearing his fishing stories and his jokes. Always so happy and cheerful, I’m sorry for your loss Aunt Pat (but happy for God’s gain.)
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#5 Mo Cleaver 2022-09-20 13:38
Cousin Bob aka "BC" will be missed. When I was just a child, i use to love hearing him play the piano, especially "Elmers Tune." Bob was a true sportsman. Whether he was playing tennis, table tennis, hearts, basketball or touch football, he always displayed a positive demeanor. He loved betting on various sports against his cousin "Buck Jones" for gallon cans of peaches! Something I never quite understood. BC, will be missed.
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#4 Le Moyne College 2022-09-20 11:39
Please accept the most heartfelt sympathies of Le Moyne College. We hope the love and memories you will forever hold in your heart bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
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#3 Anthony Cleaver 2022-09-20 11:05
Robert Capone was my cousin, When God created an image of mankind, he had my cousin in Mo. Besides all the work he did for the church, the one thing I will miss most was his sense of humor. He loved to laugh and always had a joke to tell. I’m sure if Jesus io at the right hand of the Father, Bob is next to Him. Anthony Cleaveu, El Paso? Texad.
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#2 William Fisk 2022-09-20 07:26
My sincere condolences to the Capone family for the loss of such a great person in Mr Capone. He was a regular fixture at Kinney’s over the years and always had a joke to tell,he was such a good natured customer who you always liked to have a conversation with,when my mom passed a few years ago there was mr Capone outside of the funeral home waiting to tell me how sorry he was.RIP Mr Capone I will always remember you as a kind gentleman.
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#1 Renee Long 2022-09-20 06:35
Dearest Pat,
I cannot express how deeply sorry I am to hear of Bob's passing. Such a generous, loving, caring person, he was always a pleasure to be around, his laugh was wonderfully infectious. I have missed seeing his smiling face these past few years. I will always hold a special place in my heart for him.
Don't hesitate if you need anything!
Sincerely, Renee' Long
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