Caprarola, Jr., Joseph

March 11, 2004

JOSEPH CAPRAROLA, JR. 73 of Hanover formerly of Baltimore entered into God's Care Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at the Brethren Home Community, New Oxford. Mr. Caprarola was the husband of Joan E. (Sheets) Caprarola for 52 years. Born January 12, 1931 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Molinaro) Caprarola. Mr. Caprarola was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Abbottstown. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict having been a member of the Corps of Engineers. Joseph Caprarola whose 50 year career of substantial contributions to the American Welding Society directly enhanced the image and impact of that organization. He was vice president of R&D at Alloy Rods, an active member in the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), a life member of AWS and a past member of its board of directors and he was selected as a Counselor of the American Welding Society having also served as the Director at large. Mr. Caprarola was employed as Vice President of Marketing and Research for ESAB in Hanover retiring in 1994. Mr. Caprarola was Chairman of the Board of the Hanover Chamber of Commerce in 1987 - 1988 and 1988 - 1989, served on the Board of Directors for the Hart Center in New Oxford and Volunteered as a story teller for the elementary schools in Hanover. Surviving along with his wife are a daughter and three sons: Constance A. Noll, Manchester, MD; Joseph F. Caprarola, Highland Mills, N.Y; Michael L. Caprarola, Hollond, MI; Stephen D. Caprarola, Woodsboro, MD; one brother and one sister: Leroy Caprarola, Morristown, NJ and Clara Bissett, Baltimore, MD; also 10 grandchildren: Katie, Lauren, Joey, Jessi, Christen, Ian, Angie, Eric, Brian and Danielle; 1 Great Grandson: Jason. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 6084 West Canal Road, Abbottstown with Pastor Thomas Lingan as celebrant. Viewing will be Thursday and Friday from 1:00 to 9:00 P.M. with the Rosary at 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Wetzel Funeral Home, 549 Carlisle Street, Hanover. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. For those desiring, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hart Center, 450 East Golden Lane, New Oxford, PA 17350.

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