Donald Kieth Caprio, Sr.
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Major, USAF, Civil Air Patrol
Don was born September 22, 1927 in Norristown, Pennsylvania and left his loving family to be with our Lord on December 5, 2012. Don proudly served our country in the South Pacific during WWII, first as a Merchant Marine and then with the United States Marine Corps. His love of flying brought him to join the USAF, Civil Air Patrol where he flew search and rescue missions for over 40 years. Don obtained the rank of Major and was commander of his squadron in 1980. Don was a building contractor for most of his life and retired as a Senior building inspector in 1989. He is survived by Elsie, his wife of 57 years; sons, Gene, Don Jr. (Nancy); daughter, Nita; and five grandchildren, Patrick, Emily, Alexandra, Aaron, and Nathan; brother, David (Colleen); sisters, Elaine, Audrey, Joan, many nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by his parents, Charles and Eugenia; brothers, Charles, Harold, Ralph, Larry; and sister, Mary Lou. A private memorial service will be held for Don's family, friends, and neighbors. Memorial date pending. Please check the following web link for updated information http://uxpro.com/doncapriosr. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 11, 2012