In Loving Memory of Louis R. LaCapra

Louis R. LaCapra

Louis R. LaCapra

Dunmore, PA June 20, 1941 ~ February 8, 2016 Date of Service: February 12, 2016

Louis R. “Chops” LaCapra, 74, Dunmore, died Monday evening in the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton after a four year battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

Born in Dunmore, he was the son of Susan Hoizan LaCapra of Dunmore and the late Rocco LaCapra. Lou was a graduate of Dunmore High School, and had served in the U.S. Navy. He had worked with the former City Iron Works in Dunmore, was a member of the Bricklayers Union Local #5 and had worked for Summa and Iezzi, Inc. in Dunmore for 35 years. He was owner and operator of the former Dirk’s Restaurant in Moscow and had worked with his son and best friend Gary at LaCapra Stone and Supply. He was a member of the Taurus Club in North Scranton and volunteered to serve the less fortunate at the Annual Bob Bolus Christmas Day Dinner.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, always present at their sporting events and practices, Sunday breakfast or a ride in the dump truck always with a whistle and a smile.

His family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Gino Merli Veterans Center 2 North and AseraCare Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Louis during his stay with them.

Also surviving are three sons, Gary LaCapra and his wife Kristen, Dunmore, Bill LaCapra, Dunmore, Alan LaCapra, Old Forge, a brother, John LaCapra and his wife Linda, Dunmore, nine grandchildren, Rocco, Louis, and Vivianna LaCapra, of Dunmore, Thomas, Holly, Ryan, Cindy, Jennifer, and Michelle LaCapra, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM in Immaculate Conception Church, Taylor Avenue and East Gibson Street in Scranton. Interment to follow with full military honors in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Dunmore.

Friends may call Thursday 5-8PM

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Sam Basta Jr
Posts: 6
Reply #5 on : Wed February 10, 2016, 17:20:50
Words cannot even begin to express my shock and deep sorrow.
I can never forget the close friendship Louie and Gary had with my father for years.
Please accept my deepest condolences, you are all in my thoughts and prayers
Paula Tyson Kubick
Posts: 6
Mr. LaCapra
Reply #4 on : Wed February 10, 2016, 10:43:51
I would see Mr. LaCapra almost daily in the hall of 2N at GM. He always made eye contact with me as I greeted him. He always replied back with his beautiful blue eyes. God Bless him. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Walter Sarafinko
Posts: 6
Louis LaCapra condolence
Reply #3 on : Wed February 10, 2016, 10:35:52
Billy, You are in our thoughts and prayers as we know your loss is great. Walter & Marie Sarafinko
Pasquale Mandarano
Posts: 6
Reply #2 on : Wed February 10, 2016, 10:09:53
Louie was a dear friend and I will miss him. Louie, I and our friend Jack Dietz went out to dinner or to Junior's on many days and enjoyed visiting car shows together. I'm out of town and will be unable to attend. Please accept my condolences on your loss.
Pat Mandarano
Linda Mangiola
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Re: In Loving Memory of Louis R. LaCapra
Reply #1 on : Wed February 10, 2016, 09:27:02
There is no finer, kinder Family than the LaCapra Family. Sue taught her sons well, to be the Best: Kind, helpful, and Honest to a fault. The Whole World shares the Loss of Lewis' passing, since he was truly one of the good guys. Such a sad and difficult end for both Lewis and the Family. My Love and thoughts are with you all. May you find some Peace in the Ending of his Suffering.