John James Capitosti, 84, of Creekside, formerly of Warren, PA and Homer City, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 22, 2021. He was the son of the late Arthur Pasquale Capitosti and Edna Lucille McGinity and was born on July 3, 1936 in Indiana.
John proudly served in the United States Army. He retired from Fisher Scientific after working for 31 years. For 16 years, John was President of the Tide Sportsmen Club. He was also a member of the Homer City American Legion Post #493, the Sons of Italy, the Red Barn Sportsmen’s Club and Good Timers Club.
John was a loving husband, brother, devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He liked to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers. John loved hunting, fishing, and bowling. He especially enjoyed the many fishing trips to his camp, with the guys. He also loved to take his wife Betty to the casino’s, never leaving her side. John cherished sitting by the fire on the Allegheny River with his beloved wife, family, and friends. Over the years, he could be seen walking his loved dogs, Babe, Kelly, Junior, Eli, and taking time to befriend many along the way.
He is survived by his beautiful wife of 64 years, Betty (Gates) Capitosti; his sister, Elaine C. Jones, Youngstown, OH; his daughter, Debra and husband, Tim Jevicky, Home, PA; his son, James and wife, Marcella, Indiana, PA; his daughter, Denise Capitosti, Statham, GA; and daughter, Betty Capitosti and husband, Robert Patterson, Creekside, PA. He was blessed with 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, who also survive him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Robert G. Jones; his grandsons, James A. Capitosti II and Hunter S. McCabe and granddaughter, Alicia B. Hickey Wesp.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM and Wednesday from 10 AM until time of funeral service at 11 AM at the Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Homer City with Rev. Katrina Laude, officiating. Interment to follow at the Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, PA.
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