Woodrow V. Capurro 1920 - 2013 Passed away peacefully on March 6, 2013 at age 92. Born in San Francisco on Telegraph Hill to Orelio and Elvira Capurro, one of seven children. Known to friends and family as "Woody", he attended Francisco, Galileo then graduated from Tam High School in 1938 when his family moved to San Anselmo in the mid 1930's. Woody attended College of Marin, was a semi-pro basketball and baseball player and then enlisted in the US Army where he was a member of the 35th Infantry Division in WWII under General Patton. Upon his return to San Anselmo, Woody joined the Lather's Union and continued in this field for over 40 years. His greatest achievement was serving as mayor and councilman of San Anselmo for 26 years. Woody was instrumental in the development of the Tot Lot at Memorial Park, Creek Park and other projects that connected him deeply to the community that he loved dearly. Woody was an extraordinary man with a passion for politics, sports and history. After his retirement, he became an avid golfer where he refused to drive a cart, even in his 80's, choosing instead to walk 18 holes. He was proud of the two holes-in-one that he made, humbly referring to them as 'lucky shots". Woody developed a putter and just recently received a US patent on his design. Survived by his daughters, Wanda and Lisa Capurro, two grandsons, Travis Fox (Nicole) and Tyler Fox (Desiree), of Petaluma, one great-granddaughter Ava, and 10 day old great-grandson Hank. Also survived by his last remaining sibling, Rosemary Parsons (Jack), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends. At Woody's request, private services for the family were held at his final resting place at Mt. Olivet in San Rafael.
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Mar. 17, 2013