In Loving Memory of Louis R. LaCapra
Louis R. LaCapraDunmore, 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