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Mr. Thomas "Tom" Joseph Capelli

Mr. Thomas "Tom" Joseph Capelli
  • February 4, 1949 - May 19, 2016
  • Saint Louis, Missouri

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“My Uncle walked me down the isle for my wedding. It meant alot to me. I miss my uncle, he was a good man with a heart of gold. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: JULIE MCVEY - Ellisville, MO

“Cindy, We were so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Toby and I enjoyed our times together and will be thinking of you and your family. Lisa and Toby...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa and Toby Maroso - Chatham, IL

“All of us at JED Transportation miss Tom very much. Using his words, He was "a little slice of heaven" everyday. He was a very special person. Our...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Sharon, Julie and family,We share in your loss but celebrate his life with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Love,Bill & MarshaWalsenburg,...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: William Boeck - Walsenburg, CO

“May God Bless you and your Family. Remember the precious memories.Sincerely,Sis Lammert ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“I love you Uncle Tom ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Julie McVey - Ellisville, MO

“I loved you very much my Uncle Tom. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Julie McVey - Ellisville, MO

“I have great memories of working with Tom. His wonderful sense of humor always brought a laugh to those around him. In our early days in the plant,...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jean Klaus - Maryland Heights, MO

“My sincere condolences to Tom's entire family. Tom and I worked together at the St Louis Division and Midwest Area Office. I relied heavily on Tom's...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Nations - Coworker

“Thinking of you all during this time. You will continue to be in my prayers. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Kim M - Peoria, IL

“Tom will be sorely missed by us. He was one of the kindest men we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Randy & Annette McCalla - Dorsey, IL

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Mr. Thomas "Tom" Joseph Capelli died peacefully in his home in St. Louis, MO, on May 19th, at the age of 67.

Tom is survived by his wife, Cindy (Remer); daughter, Marie; son, Tom; stepsons, Blaine Remer (Heather Clark), Nathan Remer (Crystal Albers), and Jared Remer; sister, Sharon Andersohn: and aunt, Paula Higbee (Capelli); as well as by many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Tom was born, the only surviving son of Thomas F. and Maxine Capelli, on February 4, 1949 in St. Louis, MO. He will be remembered for his generosity, good nature, humor, and kindness to others. A passionate progressive, Tom was always concerned with how others were treated. When asked how Tom was doing, his response was always "Oh, can't complain" (even in his final days). Those of us who were blessed to have known him also "can't complain".

A memorial is scheduled for May 26th from 4:00-8:00pm at Ambruster Chapel, 6633 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, 63117 with a short tribute at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, Tom requested donations be sent to the Scott H. Oliphant Foundation, a local charity helping families cope with cancer. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tom's life. If you are unable to attend, perhaps the next time you see a bottle of Cherry Herring, have one for Tom and think of him laughing as we struggle through what he said would be the most interesting election year to date.

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