Meadville Tribune

Obituaries (Archives)

February 12, 2013

Albert Capozzi Sr.

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — Albert Capozzi Sr., 87, of Williamsville, N.Y., formerly of Buffalo, N.Y., and in his earlier years, Meadville, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Millard Suburban Hospital, Williamsville.

Albert was born in Meadville on Jan. 13, 1926, a son of the late Anthony and Josephine Miele Capozzi. He married Mary B. LaBruzzo, who preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2009.

Albert was a devoted and longtime member of Holy Angels Church, Buffalo, where he volunteered his time with numerous church functions.

After 20 years of service, Albert retired as a millwright from General Motors, Tonawanda, N.Y., plant. A graduate of Meadville High School, Albert also attended college. A U.S. Navy veteran during World War II, Albert served his country from April 12, 1944, until his honorable discharge on May 20, 1946. He served on the USS Randolph as a firefighter. He was the recipient of the Pacific Theatre Ribbon with three stars, the American Theatre Ribbon, the Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

While living in Meadville, Albert was a member and former president of the Italian Civic Club. He enjoyed watching both college and professional football, especially Notre Dame and the Buffalo Bills. For many years, Albert also enjoyed golfing and had won many local golf tournaments in the Meadville area. While living in Buffalo, Albert and his wife received the City of Buffalo Mayor’s House Beautification Award for their lovely home on the corner of Jersey and Fargo. He and Mary also received the Community Leader Award as well as the Italian-American Community Honor for the “true meaning of faith and family.” This honor was earned and evidenced by the steadfast devotion to their son, Anthony, who served more than 22 years in prison for rape, a crime he never committed. After 22 years of incarceration, he was exonerated and released after DNA proved him innocent. The unwavering faith in God displayed by Albert and family was without end. The family was featured in many news stories for their testament of faith.

Albert is survived by five children, Sharyn Miller and her husband, William, Anthony Capozzi, Kathleen Jeras, Pamela Guenther and her husband, Mark, and Albert Capozzi Jr.; nine grandchildren, Gina O’Kussick and her husband, Michael, Dawn Marie Townsell and her husband, Christopher, Nicole Jeras, Meagan Miller, Leah Costanzo and her husband, Dennis, Hubert Jeras, Mark Guenther Jr., Martin Jeras and Sarah Guenther; six great-grandchildren, Charles Ricci, Danielle Ricci, Grace Townsell, Jack Townsell, Amber O’Kussick and Cole Costanzo; a brother-in-law, Norman (Corky) LaBruzzo and his wife, Marie; two sisters-in-law, Linda GiGante and her husband, Raymond, and Rose LaBruzzo; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his beloved wife, Mary, of 57 years, Albert was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Deletta (Dorothy) Nuzzulo, Anna Barco and Carmella LaPuma; two brothers, John and Michael Capozzi; and a brother-in-law, Gus LaBruzzo.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a scripture service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, with Father Marc Solomon, pastor, as celebrant.

Interment with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will take place in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Share your condolences at

Text Only
Obituaries (Archives)
  • Joseph Walter Clark

    Joseph Walter Clark, 13, of Meadville (Vernon Township), died at home Friday, April 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

    April 19, 2014

  • Jerome (Jerry) Logan Bossard

    Jerome (Jerry) Logan Bossard, 86, of Townville, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Saint Vincent Medical Center, Erie.

    April 19, 2014

  • Elery Smith

    April 19, 2014

  • Edward Eugene Smith

    Edward Eugene Smith, 65, of Meadville, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his residence.

    April 19, 2014

  • Pearl Marie Holcomb

    Pearl Marie Holcomb, 85, of Cambridge Springs, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

    April 19, 2014

  • Edward Eugene Smith

    Edward Eugene Smith, 65, of Meadville passed away recently at his residence.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jim (The Janitor) Vorous

    Jim (The Janitor) Vorous, 60, of Meadville, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his residence.
    He was born Aug. 10, 1953, in Grove City, a son of Floyd Paul Vorous and the late Hazel Marie Burnette Vorous.

    April 16, 2014

  • Lois E. Manross

    Lois E. Manross, 87, of Southwoods Assisted Living Community, Titusville, died peacefully at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at her residence following a lengthy illness.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rae Jean Isaly

    Rae Jean Isaly, 55, of Meadville, passed on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Meadville Rehab and Nursing Home.

    April 16, 2014

  • Paul M. Horrobin

    Paul M. Horrobin, 84, of Conneaut Lake, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

    April 16, 2014

  • William (Bill) Allen Buttray

    William (Bill) Allen Buttray, 53, of Meadville, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 16, 1960, in Meadville, a son of Karl D. Buttray and Pauline D. Slayton.

    April 16, 2014

  • Sandra S. Loper Payne

    Sandra S. Loper Payne, 67, of Conneautville, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 14, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born a daughter of Dora M. (Doodee) Onspaugh Loper and the late Robert E. Loper on Sept. 13, 1946, in Geneva. She married William Payne March 27, 1965. He survives.

    April 16, 2014

  • Mary Lou Longstreth Brown

    Mary Lou Longstreth Brown, 86, of Erie, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Millcreek Manor. She was born July 25, 1927, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late William and Estelle Baker Longstreth, and had resided in the Erie area for most of her life.

    April 16, 2014

  • Raymond Franklin Waid

    Raymond Franklin Waid, 65, of Franklin, Va., passed away at his home and went to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Mr. Waid was a native of Meadville, a son of the late Walter Franklin and Meredith Eynon Waid.

    April 15, 2014

  • Nels G. Juleus

    Nels G. Juleus, 88, formerly of Meadville, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in York. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 67 years, Jackie Ott Juleus.

    April 15, 2014

  • John Allen Burns

    John Allen Burns, 86, a lifelong native of Woodcock Township, Crawford County, passed away in his sleep in the late evening hours of Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    April 15, 2014

  • Jay W. Burris

    Jay W. Burris, 73, of Meadville, escaped his earthy bonds and went Home to be with his Savior on Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Vincent Health System, Erie.

    April 15, 2014

  • Rev. Leonard S. Burchfield

    Rev. Leonard S. Burchfield of McCune Road, Cochranton (Canal Township) passed away at 7:55 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Sugar Creek Station following a period of declining health. He was 95.

    April 15, 2014

  • Robert J. (Bobby) Hanus

    Robert J. (Bobby) Hanus, 54, of Cochranton, formerly of Springdale, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

    April 13, 2014

  • Ada Jane Calvin

    Ada Jane Calvin, 92, of 21607 Golden Drive, Meadville, formerly of Sharpsville, passed away peacefully 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Rolling Fields Inc., Conneautville

    April 13, 2014

Business Marquee
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide