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Kenneth L. Cappelletty 1940-2013
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January 31, 2013
Our sympathies to the Cappelletty family. We are thankful to have known Ken and we'll always remember his chuckle. He will remain in our hearts.
January 18, 2013
To the Cappelletty Family. My heart goes out to all of you along with my sincere thoughts and prayers. Whenever I saw Ken he would always give me a wink, a smile and a wonderful "bear hug". I will dearly miss those "hugs" He certainly knew how to comfort people. May Ken rest in peace and may God give all of you the strength to to get through this difficult time. Treasure you memories. Love to all. Kathy Schneider
January 17, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Ken's Flower Shop in Perrysburg was my first after school job, and I have many fond memories of working with Ken. He was a great boss and business man, as well as a very kind person. I will always remember his big smile. My deepest sympathy to the Cappelletty family.
January 17, 2013
My sympathy to the Cappelletty family. My friendship with Kenny goes back many years when our parents were card playing friends. I always remember Kenny's booming voice and hardy laugh. He will be missed by many!
January 17, 2013
Cathy,
I am so sorry to see about your loss. I throughly enjoyed working with you and Ken when you were car shopping. I know he will be throughly missed. My deepest sympathy,
Bill Potter
January 17, 2013
Dear Joyce, Terry, Rich and Chris,
What fond memories I have of the Cappelletty and Degnan families. Such a great legacy that was passed to all of us. Ken exemplified the best of your parents and used his skills to celebrate every special occassion in our lives, marriages and the passing of family. The legacy of Ken will live on in his family, community and Church!
Peace to all.
January 17, 2013
Ken,thank you for being such a great role model for many of us at St. Rose.You will be missed but your example will carry many of us for a long time.Mike Claus
January 17, 2013
Cathy, Mark and Dave,
Our deepest sympathy to you. Ken was a friend like few others. Every time I would bump into Ken somewhere, it was always just a continuation of our last encounter, like we just picked up the conversation where we ended the last time we were together. Ken and I really made a connection when we worked together on one of the early Men's CHRP retreats at St. Rose. I have always valued his friendship and insights. What a tremendous man of God. I too shall truly miss him. May he rest in peace, the race won.

Fred & Ann Eberly
January 17, 2013
It was a pleasure to have worked with Ken at Ken's Flowers, and an honor to have worked with him at St Rose. A very caring and giving man who touched the hearts of many. May you rest in the palms of His Hands...and may you be welcomed by all the angles and saints. My deepest sympathy to all the Cappelletty family

Peace be with you.
January 16, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 16, 2013
George Early
January 16, 2013
A voice that I will always remember. He was a special gift to our Parish. Our deepest sympathies to his family.
January 16, 2013
Ken was such a very special person and touched so many lives in a positive way!
He cared so much about the people that surrounded him and his memories will be remembered in so many hearts. My deepest sympathies go out to his family! God Bless.
January 16, 2013
My sympathy on this very sad time in your life. Ken was a wonderful man. He is probably being greeted by all the family that have gone before him. He will be missed by all of us here who knew how special he is. God bless you and comfort you.
Love Gert Cappelletty
January 16, 2013
Ken, during my 11 years in the Toledo area you were always a great friend and a wonderful help with liturgical training of Deacon candidates. Your smile and manner were always great. I see your and Kathy's name every time I look at the clock above my desk, from my 60th birthday celebration, so your memory will remain strong with the passing of time.

God rest you from your time of suffering and celebrate the gift you have been to so many.
January 16, 2013
Ken was such a special person and a blessing to all who knew him. His jolly laugh rings out still within our hearts. He touched everyone he met. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love and sympathy, Jane and Jeff Ferguson
"I will not leave you comfortless. I will come to you. John 14:18
January 16, 2013
I know that Ken is up in heaven helping the Good Lord.
You all have my prayers and support during this time.
Ken happy smile was so wonderful. He was a very good
man and kind. I was honor to know him.
Sister Ann Marie Mc Manus O.S.U.
January 16, 2013
Our deepest sympathies goes out to Cathy, Dave, Mark and their families! 72 years young and still such a full life he lived. What a legacy he left for all of you!
January 16, 2013
Terry, Pam and Jake, So sorry for Ken's passing. He's in a better place now. May you find comfort during this most difficult time
January 16, 2013
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. Ken hired me not long after I finished high school. I worked for him for 7 years. Thanks to him, I am still in the floral industry down here in florida. Rest in peace.
Penny Connin (Weeki Wachee, Florida)
January 16, 2013
Ken was a great friend and boss. I worked at Ken's as a floral designer for about 5 years or so back in the late 90's and always enjoyed Ken's stories. He would come in on Sundays and check to make sure everything was good. Ken had a big heart and he will be missed. My deepest sympathies to the family.
January 16, 2013
My sincere sympathy to Deacon Ken's family and friends..We lost a wonderful, caring human being..but, heaven gained an angel. I will always remember Deacon Ken's homily's..his laugh, his smile and his warm generosity to all. As a member of St. Rose Parrish, Deacon Ken was a friend to all and always went above and beyond when he was given a simple request. God bless you Deacon Ken, I will miss you..my heart is heavy with the loss of this kind and gentle soul.
January 15, 2013
To the Capelletty Family, I am sad to learn that Ken is not longer here to raise the spirits those people fortunate to have known him. I have respected him as a business man since the days of the florist's delivery pool working out of a downtown location. Ken could chew you out one minute and make you laugh the next. He will be greatly missed by you and the rest of his world. God blessed him with many gifts which he lovingly shared. May Ken rest in peace in the Eternal Light of His Savior, Jesus.
Bea Kovacs
January 15, 2013
God bless Ken as he goes to meet our father in heaven. We did not know him except thru Joyce who is our son David other half in life. Our prayers and hearts go out to the family and to all that was lucky to know this fine man .
Rosemarie Pfefferkorn Escondido Calif
January 15, 2013
Heaven has just gained one of the best people to ever enter my life. My Godfather, my first "real" employer and a person who encouraged me to read books and love God! Ken gets to hang out in heaven with my Dad and suffer no more. He and my Dad are up there laughing and remembering everything from the Black Diamond days to the family fun at the farm. I am truly grateful for everything he taught me in my life. I will miss his laugh more than ever. "To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance! Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.Blessed indeed,says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them.
January 15, 2013
Our deepest sympathy for the Cappelletty family, Ken was my third cousin and we loved him dearly.
Wishing you peace and comfort, courage, to face the days ahead, and your loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Edward Houston Sr. and wife (Shirley)
January 15, 2013
Ken and my Mother started as pioneers in the business in the mid sixties Mother was the Caterer and Ken was here florist they had a winning team! I do remember him from those years RIP guy.
January 15, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, Cappelletty family. Deacon Cappelletty holds a very special place in my life. Not only did he marry my husband, Brian, and I 13 years ago, but he also baptized both of our daughters. He was a wonderful man and made such an amazing impact in our life. Thank you for sharing him with so many others. He will be sorely missed. Heaven is a happier place. Sending our condolences to you.
January 15, 2013
Rich, Joyce, Terry, and Chris...

We had great childhood memories from Oak Grove Place with our family and yours. My heart is sad for your loss. Please accept my love and sympathy for you and all of your extended families.
January 15, 2013
An amazing man, he touched so many lives is such a positive way.
January 15, 2013
Even though I didn't know Ken personally, you are in my thoughts and prayers. My parents were great friends of his parents and I remember how proud they were when he opened his first shop. May the Lord be with you.
January 15, 2013
Ken always had a great hand shake, warm hug and big smile. It was a gift from God to know him and he left us far to soon. He will be missed everyday. God bless you Ken.
January 15, 2013
Remembering Ken and sending my sincere sympathies to his family. I started working for Kens flower shops back in the 1990's and have never forgotten all of the cherished memories. Pam Smith-Bee and family.
January 15, 2013
We are so very sorry to her of Ken's passing. Our daughter, Adrianne worked for him for a little while during her high school years and thought he was the best boss. We also knew him though St. Rose where we were parishioners before moving to SC. His fun loving spirit, great laugh, and dedication to whatever he was involved in will be missed by so many people. Our condolences to the entire family.
January 15, 2013
Can't make the funeral or the wake but know you are all in my prayers and thoughts. Ken was a dedicated Christian and a CAtholic and was an inspiration to me. Best to you Kathy and the family and all the deacons and priests at St. Rose. i wish I did not have to miss the funeral. fr. Joe Steinbauer
January 15, 2013
To Ken!s family,, Ken was such a wonderful member of our tamily of sponsors for a very long time and a great man! His passing is such a great loss and my deepest sympathies are extended to all of you, He will suffer no more and will peacefully rest in the arms of Jesus and I pray that will give you some comfort through this difficult time.
January 15, 2013
My favorite memory of Deacon Ken is when he sang The Proclamation of The Birth of Christ at Christmas midnight mass. Many of us were moved by his powerful voice and heartfelt homilies.
January 15, 2013
SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS. KEN REMARRIED SHERRY AND I ON OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY. YOUR OLD NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS BILL AND SHERRY RUFTY
January 15, 2013
My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Ken was a wonderful friend and man. I'm sure he is at peace and rearranging some flowers in heaven by now. My love to you all. Linda Anderson
January 15, 2013
Terry & family, sorry to hear about your brother, deepest sympathies.
January 15, 2013
Thought's and Prayer's are with the "Cappelletty's".
January 15, 2013
sincere sympathy to the cappeletty family, from the family of kens cousin, larry cappeletty.
January 14, 2013
Cathy and family, Ken will be sorely missed by my family. He married my oldest daughter and Baptized, then buried my oldest grandson. He was a kind and loving person. I am a better person for having known him. Rest in Peace Ken .
January 14, 2013
Dear Cappelletty family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been praying for Deacon Ken for a long time now. I remember when we first became parishioners at St. Rose what a wonderful impression Deacon Ken made on our family. When my father passed away on November 11, 2006, Deacon Ken continued to remind me of the many wonderful things about my father in his mannerisms wherever I saw him. Many times at Mass when Deacon Ken spoke, I felt my father was present as well, and I felt such peace and comfort. I felt truly blessed by being a part of the same parish as him.

We will miss Deacon Ken dearly and you are in are thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and peace in this time of loss. May you find some comfort knowing that Deacon Ken is with Our Lord now. God Bless You All.
January 14, 2013
The Mancini family is forever greatfull for the life of Ken Cappelletty. We will love and remember you always!
January 14, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you all.
January 14, 2013
To the Cappelletty Family.....my deepest sympathies for the loss of a great man....I have a great respect for him...although my time at Ken's was short lived, I learned so much from him...he touched my heart in a very special way. I will miss his smile, his chuckle and his silly way he looked at me when I asked, "Don't you wish I was the daughter you never had"...he always gave me that look and shook his head....there will be an empty spot in your home but never in your hearts..remember the good times, the memories are yours to keep and he will be with you always...Take care and God Bless all of you during this difficult time.
January 14, 2013
Cathy, Mark, and David,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Ken always had a way of making me feel so special; and that he truly cared about what was happening in my life. I know he had a gift to make others feel special. He laughed heartily and I know he loved life. He had wonderful sermons that stuck with me, not just because of his words, but because of his passion in what he believed. I know he is at home, but the people who knew him will have a gap in their hearts that nothing can fulfill. What a legacy he left us though is words and actions! God bless you all.

Rita Kirsch
January 14, 2013
Extending my sympathy to you and your family, Cathy. So sorry to hear of your loss.
January 14, 2013
Dear Cathy and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength and comfort to help you through this difficult time.
January 14, 2013
My thoughts & prayers are extended to Deacon Ken's family. We always asked for Ken whenever we used church services. Ken baptized my first born son & also buried him 3yrs later. He counseled my husband & I before marriage & also married us. I'm thankful to have had his presence during some of the best & worst times of my life. He will be remembered fondly by my family. His face seemed to be almost always adorned with a smile!
January 14, 2013
Ken was so well-respected and loved by our entire family. I'm so glad he was the one to officiate our wedding ceremony 18 years ago. May we all celebrate his life and give comfort to his family in their time of loss.
January 14, 2013
Deacon Ken shall be greatly missed. His deep voice and determination at Sunday Mass shall be missed.
Sincere condolences,
Sheila, Dennis, Melissa, Michael and Andrew Manion
January 14, 2013
I will miss him, he was one of our original board members for PHCA, we spent years together, many memories, lots of laughs and hard work to make the organization what it is today. But more so as a Spiritual light, every board meeting he opened with a prayer. Our years at St. Rose together, he was part of my kids sacraments, gave the homily at my daughter's Quinceanera and facilitated the renewal vows and celebraton of my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary, he spoke and both my parents funerals, baptized many of my great nieces and nephews and lead as supporter of many retreat programs I was involved in. He loved HIS God and I will miss the many sermons, prayers, singing and laughter. He will always be in my heart.
January 14, 2013
Our sympathy goes out to all of Ken's family members. I worked for Ken when he ran the flower shop at Black Diamond. We had many great times. I used to strip and wax his flower shop floor and he would provide me with flowers for all occasions including my proms. Ken was a great guy to be around and to work with. We used to give the annual flowers all sorts of weird names and the one I remember most was "Cappellepti Gloriosa" named after Ken. Thanks Ken for all you did for me and permitting me to share a little bit in your lifs.
Beth & Jim Ingham
January 14, 2013
Our hearts are heavey,but your journey will never end!! God Bless You ken!!You will always be Loved.
January 14, 2013
Rest in Peace Ken I know you are in a beter place. May peace and comfort be with your family during of loss,
January 14, 2013
I worked for Ken many years ago and he taught me many things including how to make a bow, always wire roses and how to laugh. He was a fabulous person and a joy in my life. My sincere condolences to Cathy and the extended family. Susan (Liedel) Smith
January 14, 2013
God bless you Ken,I was glad I could make you laugh this summer when I came to vist.You will be greatly,an dearly missed by All.
January 14, 2013
To the family of Kenneth Cappelletty,
Very sorry for the loss of Keneneth .
We will remember his service to the Toledo
area.
May the family find comfort in each other, and also from the God who gives all comfort to those who have lost love ones.
January 14, 2013
My heart goes out to Cathy,Mark,David and the whole Cappelletty family.I have many fond memories working at the perrysburg location for 9 years.Ken will be missed by all who knew him.May he rest in peace with the Lord in Heaven. Christina Rehm ( Tina)
January 14, 2013
Ken did the flowers for my wedding in 1967. He was a talented man and a nice person. There is no doubt that he made many a bride happy.
January 14, 2013
Rest in heaven, Deacon Ken!
January 14, 2013
Mrs. Cappellety, I just wanted to let you now that you and your family are in my prayers. With Deacon Ken passing, our St. Rose community is with you in mourning. Many prayers, good thoughts, and wonderful memories are being sent your way to guide you through this difficult time. There is ALWAYS light through Jesus even when it is dark!
January 14, 2013
My thoughts are very much with you Cathy. And to you also Fred. I often think about those years, and am still proud to have been employee #1 at Ken's Flower Shop, and a very close friend during that time.
January 14, 2013
It had been my great privilege to come to know Ken via my work with Ken and Fred at the flower shop. We have truly lost a man of great warmth, integrity and passion. My condolences go out to the family and to the broader Toledo community as well.
January 14, 2013
Our thougths and prayers are with all of you. We are so glad we were able to visit this summer. We have such fond memories of Ken;he was so kind and welcoming.May God provide peace, comfort and strength to you all during this time of sorrow. We know he is at peace.
Connie and Debbie Neumann
January 14, 2013
Ken was my first boss ever, and he was a great one, someone very few of the bosses in my later life ever lived up to.

I drove the delivery van for Ken's Flowers in 1974 and 1975 when it was one store -- Dorr Street at Reynolds Rd. -- just beginning to expand. Ken was so kind to me, a college student working to pay his way through The University of Toledo.

Of course Ken was demanding. He demanded perfection. There was never any excuse for not driving safely, not doing a good job, and not being polite and kind to every other employee and every client.

I really enjoyed working for him, and when I went to Ken's Flowers in 1981 to purchase the arrangements for my own father's funeral, Ken responded to me as if I had never left his employment. He remembered so many little things about me that doing business with him was a great experience, one I remember to this day.

Ken was a good man who made this world a better place because he was in it. My prayers are with the family.
January 14, 2013
How well I remember those Lay Ministry days, our table discussions. We had a great class. Sounds like the world is going to miss a good man.
January 14, 2013
With Deepest Sympathy to Cathy and the Cappelletty family. I remember my days working at the Dorr St. store so fondly. May he rest in peace and may happy memories sustain your family through the sad times.
January 14, 2013
My sympathy to Ken's family.
I remember fondly working for Ken during the early days of the first shop. We had a great group. We worked hard and had a heck of a lot of fun. I'll never forget that laugh.
January 14, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, your family is in our prayers.
January 14, 2013
Ken You were a Great Friend and Brother Dracon Thank You
January 14, 2013
I worked with Ken for a time in the early 1960's. He was such a kind and caring man, so his lifetime of ministery does not come as a surprise.
He and I shared an experience: We both went to seminary but hardly stayed long enough to unpack. A life well spent.God bless him and his family.
January 14, 2013
Ken, you will be sorely missed by everyone at St. Rose. Heartfelt sympathy to Cathy and their children. May you now rest in the loving arms of the Lord.
January 14, 2013
Remembering our time at Ken's Flower shop fondly! Keeping Cathy, Dave, and Mark and the entire family and friends in our thouths and prayers during this difficult time.
Randy and Laura Haase
January 14, 2013
With deepest sympathy from the Winter family. We all remember the visits to Columbus that brought so much joy.A special place awaits Ken.
January 14, 2013
May His Memory Be Eternal!
Fr. Ai Damaskos
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
January 14, 2013
He never hesitated to say yes when anyone reached out to him for help. I will forever be grateful for his friendship and counsel over the years - he was such a big part of the special occasions in our lives. Peace and prayers....
January 13, 2013
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the Cappelletty family especially Cathy. Imran and I were blessed to have know Ken. Both Ken and Cathy became our dear friends through an interfaith group. Ken's efforts to understand different faiths and to build bridges was wonderful. We will miss his loving presence and wonderful personality. May he be blessed in the next life.Amen.
Umber and Imran Ali (Sylvania, Ohio)
January 13, 2013
Sending deepest condolences to the entire Cappelletty clan. So sorry for your loss...
Michael Daley
January 13, 2013
To the Cappelletty family, your Dad was an amazing man who touched many lives. May he rest in peace and may you find peace in your hearts knowing he does not suffer any longer!
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
William Wordsworth
January 13, 2013
Our prayers and sympathy to Cathy, Mark, and David, indeed all the family. I feel honored to have met Ken and to know the Cappeletty Family. Blessings and good thoughts and prayers to you all.
January 13, 2013
Thinking of you all and remembering Ken with great admiration and fondness. Love from NC.
January 13, 2013
May the choirs of angels come to welcome Ken into the joy of heaven! My prayers are with Ken's family and friends and all who will miss his ministry and presence at St. Rose.
January 13, 2013
Honored to have known Ken and work at the shop. My deepest sympathy to his family.
January 13, 2013
We are celebrating his life-a life well lived. I sm so happy thst I had the chance to see him this summer. So many happy and fun memories. God bless the Cappelletty family with comfort.
January 13, 2013
So many beautiful memories you brought to our family, along with so many other families. You married 2 of my children, celebrated mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary, came to see both mom and dad when they were in Hospice, and so much more. I'm so glad I got to visit with you this past summer and again at Hospice for the final goodbye. Truly you were a man of God here on earth and I will celebrate you with the angels up in Heaven. God bless your wonderful family and may He bring them peace and comfort.....Gloria Sanchez Martinez
January 13, 2013
Cathy, Dave and Mark, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I have so many fond memories working at Kens. He will be missed by all who knew him.
January 13, 2013
My heart goes out to all who knew Ken. May he rest in peace in the loving arms of the lord.
January 13, 2013
My deepest sympathy
January 12, 2013
To the Cappelletty Family. I am so saddened by your loss. Ken has touched so many of our lives over the years. I am glad I got to visit him this summer when I was in town.May your memories outweigh your sorrow....RIP Ken
January 12, 2013
Ken, RIP. I know you are with God. My heart is heavy!

Charlotte Mariasy
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