Antonio Luigi Capocelli

June 21, 1934August 3, 2013
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Antonio Luigi Capocelli, 79, of Fort Smith, died August 3, 2013 in Fort Smith. He was born June 21, 1934 in Taranto, Italy to Mario and Amalia Capocelli. He was a restaurateur, was a Navy Seal in the Italian Navy, a frogman, did underwater demolition for 6 years, served during Korean Conflict, South African Conflict, joined NATO, and was a champion boxer.

He is survived by his wife Sadyrs G. Capocelli of the home; two sons, Kevin A. Capocelli of Barling, AR, Dr. Anthony L. Capocelli, Jr. of Fort Smith, AR; sister, Rita Grasso of Rome, Italy, brother, Vittorio Capocelli of Littleton, Colorado; sister in law, Dr. Carmen DeLemos Chiarandini; 11 grandchildren, as well as 2 great grandchildren.

Memorial Mass service will be Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Mr. Capocelli was cremated under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home


  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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Ethan Capocelli

October 22, 2014

The physical world lost a wonderful smile and I know this smile is living on no matter where you are, Grandpa.

Carmen Mojica

October 15, 2013

Dear Capocelli family: I've just received your notification regarding Tony's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies. While working at Macmillan in New York we shared a lot of laughs. My family remembers the great dinners we had at your house in Queens, New York. Tony was a wonderful man... My thoughts and prayers are with all of you...

Danette Boyd

August 9, 2013

Dr. Capocelli,

I am sorry for the loss of your father. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Jack James

August 6, 2013

My sincere sympathy to the Capocelli family at this time of loss. Dr. Capocelli has spoken often of his wonderful family. May you find peace in the life of a wonderful man.

Ashley Calvano-Hutchinson

August 6, 2013

Grandpa Capocelli was such a cool man! His sense of humor was impeccable and his political views were spot-on. Those of us in Winston-Salem, NC will always miss all of you Capocellis! May his legacy live on forever.

August 6, 2013

Cari Anthony & Kevin,

sono molto addolorato per la scomparsa di vostro Padre...
( l'ho saputo ieri da mia sorella Gina che vive a NY )

vostro padre Antonio era una persona fantastica...
anche se l'ho incontrato poche volte nel 1981 e nel 1984 era sempre sorridente
e sempre pronto a dare preziosi consigli di vita...
mi rimarra` sempre in mente la sua immagine di gigante buono pronto ad aiutare il prossimo...

I pochi felici momenti passati in famiglia con lui e nostro Zio Vittorio rimarranno sempre nella mia mente e nel mio cuore !

che Dio lo faccia accogliere tra gli Angeli del Paradiso e dia conforto a voi ed a tutta la vs Famiglia per la perdita del carissimo "Zio" Antonio ...

tutta la Famiglia Merola Michele da Napoli vi abbraccia con affetto
e spera che il Signore vi dia la forza di superare questo momento di immenso
dolore e un grandissimo abbraccio da parte di tutti noi a Mamma Sadyrs...

con tantissimo affetto,

vostro "cugino" Rocco Merola
from Naples,Italy

Amy Carter

August 6, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to Dr. Capocelli & the entire Cappocelli family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Amy & Jason Carter

Darrell Taylor

August 5, 2013

The Taylor Family would like to extend our condolences and prayers to the Capocelli Family..

Erin McMahon

August 5, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a great man. I loved when your parents would come and visit in Broad Channel. My prayers are with you and the family.

Sherri Thompson

August 5, 2013

God speed, may you rest in peace