Robert J. Capone, 86, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Robert J. Capone, 86, Watertown, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 17, 2022, at Hospice of Jefferson County.

Bob was born July 31, 1936, in Watertown, the son of Joseph J. and Anna (Lorello) Capone. He was a 1954 graduate of Watertown High School, received his bachelor’s degree in History from Le Moyne College in 1959, and then did graduate work.

On Jan. 3, 1986, he married Patricia M. Campbell at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Benoit C. Dostie officiating.

Bob served in the US Army, entering on Nov. 23, 1959. He served three years actively and was honorably discharged from the Army Reserves on October 31, 1965.

He taught Social Studies at Holley Central School in grades 7 – 12 and retired after 27 years of teaching at the school.

He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church and more recently St. Anthony’s Church. Bob was a commissioned lay minister for the sick and elderly, a lector, and a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of American Legion Post 61 and NYS Retired Teacher’s Association.

He was an avid table tennis player, and enjoyed playing the piano, fishing, photography, and listening to music.

Along with his wife, Patricia M. Campbell, Bob is survived by sister-in-law Sally Capone, Star Lake; nieces and nephews; and cousins, including Buck Jones.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Salvatore J. Capone, DMD, Dr. Maurice A. Capone, and his twin Richard Capone, who died in infancy.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at St. Anthony’s Church followed by burial in Glenwood Cemetery. At his request, there are no calling hours.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and

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In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Sisters of the Precious Blood, 400 Pratt St. or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.