In Memory of John Kapcio

April 22, 1923 - February 27, 2019

Resided in Liverpool, NY


No Visitation


No Cemetery


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John Kapcio, 95, of Liverpool and formerly of Utica, died February 27, 2019.

He was born April 22, 1923, in Utica, son of Dmitro and Anna Kapcio. He graduated from Utica Free Academy class of 1941 and Utica College in 1977 with a BS in Journalism at the age of 64. John served with the US Navy in the European Theater from October of 1943 until May of 1946. He served aboard the USS Gridley.

John married Ann Adour October 26, 1952 in Utica, she died August 16, 2012.

He had worked as a tool maker.

John was a Master Gardener through the Cornell Cooperative Extension and contributed one chapter in Roadside Geology.

He enjoyed photography, constructing balsa model airplanes, sailing, writing and the Adirondack Mountains.

John is survived by his children, Nina (Paul) Dukette of Liverpool, NY, Paula (David) Rak of Wrangell, AK, Celia (David) Oxley of Cooperstown, NY, Philip (Diana) Kapcio of Antigua, W. Indies and James (Stephanie) Kapcio of Chagrin Falls, OH; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. John and Ann had a special place in their hearts for Vickie Haines and Kathy and Paul Muessig. He was pre-deceased by his sister Helen and brother Michael.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 9, at 11:00 AM at Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy, Adirondack Chapter, PO Box 65, Keene Valley, NY 12943.