Thomas A. Cappello, 76, of Warren, PA, died Friday, April 28, 2017, at his home following an apparent heart attack.
Born on August 6, 1940 in Warren, PA, he was the son of the late John L. and Josephine Juliano Cappello.
Tom grew up in Kane, PA, and was a 1958 graduate of Kane High School. He was employed for 39 years as a crane operator with the former National Forge Company, retiring in 2003. He was also a school bus driver in Warren County for 28 years. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard during the Vietnam era and was a member of Warren American Legion Post 135. In his younger years, Tom attended St. Callistus R. C. Church in Kane and in his adult years attended St. Joseph R.C. Church in Warren. Tom was a master rail fan and model train enthusiast. He was a member of several area model railroad clubs and enjoyed chasing trains.
Tom is survived by his 2 children – Donna Cappello-Warren and husband Ray, and Tommy Cappello and wife Gina, all of Warren, PA; 6 grandchildren – Dana and Blake Bailey, Paul and Matt Cappello, and Melissa and Andrew Haight, all of Warren, PA; 4 great grandsons, all of Warren, PA; 2 brothers – Angelo (Bud) Cappello of Plant City, FL, and Jack Cappello and wife Bobbie, of Kane, PA; 3 sisters – Judy Grolemund and husband Bill, of Pittsfield, PA, Nancy Wernicki of Plant City, FL, and Kathy Elinski and husband, Jim, of Wilcox, PA; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a brother – Daniel P. Cappello, brother-in-law Mike Wernicki, and sister-in-law Carole Cappello.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 2-4P.M. and 6-8P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00A.M., Thursday at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA, with Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Callistus Cemetery, Kane, PA. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through the Sheffield Depot Preservation Society, Center Street, Sheffield, PA, 16347, or to Paws Along The River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA, 16365, or to the Warren Public Library, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA, 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com