Mark Kapitula Sr., 62, of Dallas passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the home of his son, Matthew at Cragle Hill Road, Shickshinny.
Born on September 23, 1951 in Kingston, he was a son of the late Joseph and Marguerite Lewis Kapitula Sr. He was a 1970 graduate of West Side Technical School, Pringle. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Coast Guard
and served until 1976.
Mark was a very proud father to his sons, Mark and Matthew. He served as Scoutmaster of Troop 241, Lehman and in 1997 received the District Award of Merit. He was a coach for Back Mountain T-Ball and Senior leagues and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and friends. He was also a member of American Legion Post # 672, Dallas. He also enjoyed "raking leaves" with his brothers.
"Today you're pitching Pop"
Surviving are his sons, Mark Kapitula, Jr. and wife, Colleen, Dallas; and Matthew Kapitula and wife, Tiara, Shickshinny; a grandson, Hunter Matthew Kapitula; a brother, David Kapitula, Shavertown; and a niece, Valerie Suda, Texas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Kapitula, Jr. and a sister, Marguerite Pavlick.
In celebration of Mark's life, there will be a memorial gathering Sunday, March 9, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the family.