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James "Jim" Capparelli, a local restaurant owner for over fifty years, died at home Tuesday at his home with his family and friends by his side. Tuesday, September 10 2013. He was 76.
A celebration of Jim's life will be held at Saint Francesco di Paola Catholic Church located at 205 Piazza Italia San Antonio, Texas 78207 on Saturday September 14th. The Rosary will be held at 11:30 AM. The funeral services will be held following the Rosary. There will be no calling hours in request of the family, however a luncheon will be held in the Italian Hall (adjacent to the church) immediately following the services. Mission Park Funeral Chapels North is handling the arrangements and an on-line tribute (including a printable, obituary, photos, a video, and online guest book) can be found at www.missionparks.com.
Jim was born February 26, 1937 in Farrell, Pa. to Rose and Guy Capparelli. He served in the Air Force and was a member of the air force band of the west. He married the love of his life and best friend, Dee Webb, on February 27, 1960. They had four children and nine grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his wife Dee, his four children and their families: Guy Capparelli and Jackie of Garden Ridge and their daughters, Katelyn, Kali, Kersten and son Evan; Gina Capparelli of San Antonio, and her children, James Robert and Giana; Jamie and Casey Snell of Austin and their two daughters, Ashten and Brittyn; and Jimmy and Amber Capparelli of La Vernia and their children Vincent James and Reese. He is also survived by his two siblings and their spouses: Corinne and Robert Lawrence of San Antonio. Guy and Tina Capparelli of Seguin. He also leaves behind a large family of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends that he dearly loved.
Jim was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a respected businessman and well known in the San Antonio area for his integrity and kindness.
He was a Christian man and lived his life as God intended: enriching the lives of those he loved. Jim will be fondly remembered by everyone who was fortunate to know him. He was handsome, charming, talented, caring, and a true BLESSING to the many lives he touched. No one can take his place or fill his shoes, not even another Italian who can "ROCK A PIANO". He is so dearly loved by his family that his passing will leave a permanent void in their lives and a love in their hearts that cannot be diminished by Jim's passing.
Jim loved life and lived it to the fullest with strength in faith and character. His battle with lung cancer and his recent stroke took him HOME to Jesus but the strength on which he lived his life enabled him to cross to the other side on "his" terms: at home, surrounded by his family. With dignity and clarity he peacefully passed through Heaven's Gates, and will be lovingly remembered as a life well live. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice Care.
Jim truly lived his life
Mission Park Funeral Chapel - North
San Antonio, TX 78230
Published in Express-News on Sept. 13, 2013