Frederick Eugene Capellas
1938 - 2019
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Frederick "Fred" Eugene Capellas, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 24, 2019, in Sacramento, CA. Fred was born in Waimea, Kauai, to Laurence & Elsie Capellas on September 23, 1938, and raised on the Big Island. Fred is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Cindy Capellas; his daughters, Leslie Haynes and Lanette Capellas; his grandchildren, Rhianne Dunn, Kaela Watkins, Austin Haynes, Quinne Harris, Tyler Haynes, Kyle Corum, Kenny Corum, Olivia Capellas; and 7 great-grandchildren. Fred spent the first four years after high school in the Army and was very proud of his service. Once out of the Army, he went back to school, earned two Masters' Degrees and started his teaching career in Hawaii. He eventually settled in Sacramento and after teaching for 33 years at Sacramento City College, he retired on 01-01-01. Fred was a classic car enthusiast. He restored and showed many beautiful classic cars over the years. Fred also had a true passion for the art of Bonsai. His love and skill could be seen in his tree collection that he created over the past 50 years. The family of Fred Capellas wishes to extend our sincere thanks to American River Hospice & Home Instead Caregivers. A Memorial Service will be held January 11, 2020 at 11:00AM in the chapel at Affordable Cremation, 4750 Beloit Drive, Sacramento, CA 95838. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local animal shelter.

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Published in The Sacramento Bee from Dec. 20 to Dec. 22, 2019.
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December 14, 2020
Mr. Capellas was my teacher when I was in the 11th and 12 grade at Honokaa High School. The years were 1964 and 1965. The subjects were in the business field. He was a fantastic teacher. We all liked him. God bless him and his family. He will always be remembered.
Clinton Fernandez
December 27, 2019
Mr. Capellas was my teacher in Business Education when I attended Honokaa High School in the mid 60"s in Honokaa, Hawaii. He was one of the best remembered teachers that we ever had. My condolences to the Capellas family.
Clinton Fernandez
December 21, 2019
I discovered my future career in Mr Capellas's management class. He was always super supportive and encouraged me to stay in school and get my masters in Organization Development. He was one of the first instructors who helped me realize that I had a brain and could be anything I wanted. RIP Mr Capellas
Catherine Fippin
December 21, 2019
Mr. Capellas was my accounting teacher at Sacramento City College. He was a kind caring teacher. I will always remember his smile and his stylish hawaiian shirts.
Denise DiPinto
December 20, 2019
My condolences to the Capellas Family. Rest in peace Fred.
December 20, 2019
You have been the light of my life for 42 years. Being your wife is the best thing I have ever done. I love you so much.
Cynthia Capellas
December 20, 2019
You'll always be my hero Dad! Love and miss you tons! Lani
Lanette Capellas
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