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Charles P. Kapel


1924 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Charles P. Kapel Obituary
Mass of Christian Burial for Charles P. Kapel, 88, of Painesville, will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Cyprian Catholic Church, 4223 Middle Ridge Road, Perry. Friends and family may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave., Painesville. Burial will be in Perry Cemetery.
A lifetime resident of Painesville, Mr. Kapel was born Dec. 9, 1924, and passed away Sept. 3, 2013, at the Geneva Village Retirement Center.
Charles worked for the former Diamond Shamrock for 28 years, and then was employed by the former Coe Manufacturing in Painesville for several years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Army Air Force during World War II.
Charles was a member of V.F.W. Post 7754 in Fairport Harbor, AMLA Lodge 30, SNPJ Lodge 35, and a charter member of the American Slovenian Club in Fairport Harbor where he was the Slovenian Man of the Year in 1985. He also belonged to the Hungarian Culture Club in Fairport Harbor.
Survivors are his daughter, Josephine (Bill) Grof of Perry; sons, Louis (Sharon) Valich of Arlington, Texas, and Rudolph (Gerry Robinson) Valich of Geneva; grandchildren, C.J. and Dana Valich, and John Grof; great-granddaughters, Kaeli Ann Valich, Faith Samantha Valich, Emma Sophia Grof, Haley Marie Wagstaff and Mia A. Bridges; and twin brother, Herman Kapel of Madison.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine, in 2003; parents, Andrew and Mary (Kovacac) Kapel; stepmother, Antonia (Cergol) Kapel; and stepbrother, Frank Zadnikl.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Sept. 6, 2013
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