Frank Paul Cappitelli

Apr 7, 1918 - Dec 9, 2013


 Frank Paul Cappitelli, a former Ontario resident and Retired Food Broker, died of natural causes in the early morning hours on December 9, 2013 in Auburn, California. He was 95.

Mr. Cappitelli, a long time resident of Ontario, was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1918. His friends often called him “ Cappy”. Those who knew him remember how beautifully he played the accordion . It seemed to change his countenance completely when he took the instrument in hand and made his fingers slide across the black and white keys. Within minutes, all anxiety would leave; his eyes would twinkle and he was ageless.

He served in the US Army from 1943-1946 during World War II and rose to the rank of captain. He was assigned to the Quartermaster Corp and sent to war-ravaged Germany. After the war, he moved to California. There he met his wife, Madeline with whom he fell instantly in love, married in 1949 and remained so for 64 years. He made his living representing the interests of household brand products in retail grocery stores. He retired in 1986 and later moved to Auburn, California in 2008.

He is survived by his wife Madeline and two sons, Michael and Paul.  There are four grown grandchildren: Ian, Jonathan, Nichole and Ashley. He will be buried at the Veteran’s National Cemetery at Miramar in San Diego, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for individual donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. (

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