OBITUARY

Alfred Fredrick Caprio Jr.

December 6, 1947May 29, 2019

Alfred Frederick Caprio Jr., age71 of Valencia, California, passed away on May 29th, 2019 in Santa Monica, California, after a 3-year battle with stage IV renal cell carcinoma. The Visitation will be 5:00pm-8:00pm on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary-Chapel of the Oaks- 23287 N Sierra Hwy Newhall California, 91321. Funeral service will be held at 10:00am, Thursday June 6th, 2019 at St. Kateri Catholic Church- 22508 Copper Hill Dr. Santa Clarita, California 91350 Alfred Frederick Caprio Jr. was born in Somerville, Massachusetts to Alfred Frederick Caprio and Orean Cox on December 6th, 1947. The family relocated to Arlington Texas where he spent his childhood and attended school. He married Sheri Ann Brown on October 17th, 1981 in Kettering, Ohio. He Graduated from The University of Texas – Arlington. After graduation, he went to work as a Customer Service Director for Reynolds and Reynolds Company for 36 years. He then was a realtor for Dilbeck Realty in Valencia for over 9 years. Prior to his career at Reynolds and Reynolds, Al had an honorable career with the United States Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was awarded National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Award, and Navy Unit Commendation. He belonged to an elite organization, The Navy Security Group Command, which produced Communications Intelligence and Electronic Intelligence for Navy commanders and other agencies within the Department of Defense. He held a Top Secret-crypto security clearance. His service was done in Germany on the Baltic Sea and in Adak, Alaska. Alfred Frederick Caprio Jr., Preceded in Death by his Mother Orean Cox, and his Father, Alfred Frederick Caprio. Alfred Frederick Caprio, Jr. is survived by his wife, Sheri Ann Caprio, daughter Jacklyn Nicole Montoya, son Michael Brandon Caprio, sister Deborah Peach, brother Steven Caprio, grandson Jack Alexander Montoya, and granddaughter Natalia Sofia Montoya. In lieu of flowers donations to be given to: City of Hope UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center The family of Alfred Frederick Caprio Jr. wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Nimit Sudan Oncology and Hematology at UCLA, Mike Y. Chen MD, PHD, Neurosurgery at City of Hope, and all the doctors and nurses at City of Hope and UCLA Oncology department. Graveside Service with Navy Honors will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Jackie (Caprio) Montoya

June 13, 2019

I was born in 1983 when my dad was 35 years old and he passed when I was 35 years old. He was the best father and grandfather anyone could ask for. He will be dearly missed by his two grandchildren Jack and Natalia. He was also Natalia’s god father. Dad always put his family first and my mom was the love of his life. In his last days he wanted no one but her. I love and miss you daddy I wish we could have had you longer.

Keith Seals

June 5, 2019

I first met Al when our sons played youth hockey together years ago.

We had several things in common as well as hockey as he worked for a major vendor in the automotive industry and I was a GM of a local Toyota store.

Al was very personal in every way and was very easy to be around. I would see him frequently in Santa Clarita throughout the years. Al was always friendly and an overall great guy.

My condolences go out to the entire Caprio family as I know Al will be missed.

RIP Al.

Louise Walton

June 5, 2019

Al and I worked together at Reynolds and Reynolds in Dayton, Oh! He was always smiling, always happy! After looking at the beautiful family pictures I can see why he was so happy! Thanks for sharing them! My prayers today is for his family, may God give you strength and comfort in knowing , Al is now at peace! Fly high my friend!

Pete Van Leuvan

June 5, 2019

I've known Al since I moved to Arlington in the 4th grade. We shared an apartment during our first foray into college at UTA, and joined the Navy together along with Tom Kunkle. We got back together after the Navy and back to college. I went off to Ohio for a while and then Al moved to California and we lost touch for a short period. I'm so glad I was able to visit with him and Sheri last November - it was so good to have a chance to visit after not seeing him for so long. Al was the intelligent one of the group - and also the talented one. He could really sing, and was quite a baseball (and softball) player, as his buddies from Todendorf can probably attest to. My heartfelt sympathies go out to Sheri and family.

Lee Vorhies

June 4, 2019

Shari Ann and Family
It was my pleasure to serve with Al In Germany both as his division Master Chief and as a catcher on our championship softball team. Your husband was an excellent dedicated professional and a outstanding shortstop on our championship softball team. We had many opportunities to share our lives during that remote assignment in Northern Germany. Al and I reconnected several years back and we communicated via email. Your husband and father was extremely proud of his family, and his Naval career and especially that softball team that beat all the major Army and Air Force teams in Europe and won that championship. Recently we had discussed the possibility of reconnecting either here in Colorado or California. As the Chaplain for the local Fire Department, I know about the loss of loved ones so please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and feel free to contact me via my email or phone. Heart felt thoughts to you and yours, from Al's friend Lee Vorhies

PH: 970 946 4099

Ed Nix

June 3, 2019

I first met Al when stationed in the U.S. Navy on Adak, Alaska. We both worked the Project at Zeto Point and became very good Friends. Al always had a sense of humor and would have that smile while stroking his mustache. After I left Adak and went to Todendorf, Germany, Al came over several times to visit and we always had a great time..I’ll miss my shipmate but will see him again on the other side...Gone but not Forgotten...

Mike Reese

June 3, 2019

Al was one of my closest buds in the Navy and he and I played fast pitch softball together for our tiny base in Todendorf Germany. This was not the softball for sissies where grown men lob the ball slowly so babies and old fat men can hit it. This was a flame thrower standing just 46 feet away, throwing pitches well above 90 mph. Al was our shortstop and he could play the game. He had the quickest catch and release of anyone I ever played with and that's a lot of both softball and baseball We won the all European fast pitch championship, two years in a row. Off the field, Al was my beer drinking buddy, always a gentleman, always ready with a funny quip or a cool line for the ladies. We made several trips to Sweden together back then and Al was a guy to make America proud. Always the consummate gentleman and always mannerly, never letting alcohol make him act in any other way. He was a great teammate, a great shipmate and a great friend. He came to visit me once down in Mississippi and that was the last time I saw my friend. I extend my sincerest condolences to his family and friends. We all know what he would say from the hereafter to his loved ones he leaves behind: weep not for me, do not be sad nor be disheartened. Go on with your lives, be happy, be merry, drink a toast to me when you gather and I will see you on the other side. God Bless my friend Al "Cap" Caprio. Mike

Larry Peterson

June 2, 2019

Al and I were stationed together while in the Navy in the early 70s. He was one of my closest friends. He got out of the Navy after 4 years active duty and a couple in the reserves but I stayed on and retired after 23 years. I never forgot Al and tried to find him off and on over the years but wasn't successful. Thanks to the Internet, I finally found him a number of years ago, after I had retired from the Navy and my second career. My wife and I met Al and Sheri in California for a short visit two years ago. Even though it had been 47 years since we last saw each other, the time seemed to melt away and there we were, two ex-sailors having dinner with our wives and reminiscing about our youth. Al and I met when we were both 22 years old and spent almost a year together in the U.S. Navy at a relatively remote location on the Baltic Coast of Germany. In short, we bonded and that bond will never break. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Al. You were a true friend.
P.S. I was with Al when he met his sister Debbie in Salzburg, Austria, in July of 1970. I'm posting a photo of them together.

Debbie Peach

June 1, 2019

Al has been a gift to the spirit and to the heart. My fondest memory of Al was when he drove from Northern Germany, when he was in the Navy, to pick me up in Thalgau, Austria. I was in Austria studying music after my 18th birthday. I had not seen him in three years. He had to ask special permission to take me from the Austrian school. He spent the entire day with me, showing me around in Salzburg. It was a very special day!
You are forever in my memory, older brother.
Love, Debbie

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY