Gerald John Caputo, 76, of Oregon, Ohio passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013, surrounded by his loving family and canine companion, Trini. Jerry was born on June 5, 1936, to Biagio Caputo and Lucia DeMaria in Ravenna, Ohio. He attended Waite High School and served in the U.S. Marines, during the Korean War
Jerry was a conductor and yardmaster for CSX Railroad for 35 years. He attended Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Christian Church. He loved traveling to the Carolinas, New England and Florida. His greatest love was being surrounded by his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ben Caputo Jr.; son, Gerald Caputo Jr.; sister, Carol Jean Heiges; first wife, Janet Barber. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Karen, sons, Michael (Laurie) Caputo, Scott (Angela) Giffin; grandsons, Tony (Rachel) Caputo, Markus Caputo, Scott, and Aaron Giffin, great-grandsons, Preston and Konnor; sister, Dianne Mallory of Lodi, CA., Nick Caputo of Banning, CA., Joe (Paulla) of W. Covina, CA., John (Joanne) of Spokane, WA.; sister-in-law, Carol Caputo of Toledo, OH.; special aunt, Margy Emmick of Toledo and uncle, Danny Caputo of Florida. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends and family may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel 1155 S. Wynn Rd. in Oregon, OH on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dave Claassen of Mayfair Plymouth CCC. Burial will follow in Lake Twp. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider Hospice of N.W. Ohio or Mayfair Plymouth CCC Building Fund.
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