In Loving Memory of Joseph A. Caputo
Joseph A. CaputoDunmore, PA March 3, 1934 ~ November 13, 2017 Date of Service: November 16, 2017
Joseph A. Caputo, 83, of Dunmore, died Monday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, the former Elizabeth G. "Betty" Blewitt, on Aug. 26, 2007.
Born in Dunmore, son of the late Joseph J. and Angela Gaetano Caputo, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School class of 1952, and went on to the University of Scranton, and then Lehigh University, where he obtained his master's degree in education. He began his career as a science teacher at Scranton Central High School and later became principal at East Scranton Intermediate School, from where he retired in 1993. Throughout his 37 years as an educator, he left an indelible impression on those he taught that lasts with them still today. He was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore where he attended daily Mass, as well as its choir and Holy Name Society. He was very passionate and active in the Pennsylvanians for Human Life. Also, for more than 60 years, he had been a member of the Greater Scranton YMCA.
Joseph was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved his family very much. His love and passion for music allowed him to please and honor many people over the years with the parodies he wrote and sang for them on special occasions. He enjoyed his poker club, and visiting Atlantic City and Mohegan Sun with his children. He will be deeply missed.
Surviving are daughters, Angela Giello and husband, Dan, of Dunmore; and Mary Vincent and husband, Kevin, of Jefferson Twp.; and sons, Joseph M. and wife, Kathleen, of Covington Twp.; and Christopher P. and wife, Christina, of Roaring Brook Twp.; grandchildren, Deanna Giello, Jessica Giello, Gianna Caputo, Donato Caputo, Matthew Caputo, Mark Caputo, Chloe Caputo and Kevin Vincent Jr.; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Matthew J. Caputo.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment to follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth G. "Betty" Caputo Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Scranton, c/o the Royal Fund Office at O'Hara Hall, Scranton, PA 18510.