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Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home & Cemetery

2601 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA

OBITUARY

Leo Hugo Capocchi

October 23, 1929June 7, 2020

Dr. Leo Hugo Capocchi died in his home on June 7, 2020 in Corte Madera, CA due to advanced pulmonary fibrosis. He was 90.

Dr Capocchi was born on October 23, 1929 in Chicago Illinois to parents Leonido and Gemma Capocchi, both natives of Italy. He had 3 older sisters, Vera, Beatrice and Lea. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Chemistry and then earned his MD from the University of Illinois School of Medicine in 1955. He specialized in Ophthalmology and served as a doctor in the Korean War. He married Nancy Christine Luoma in 1962 then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and had 3 children Paula, Andrea and David. The family moved to Marin County in 1968 and Leo practiced medicine in San Francisco in a private office and at St. Luke’s Hospital. In the 90’s he served in the Army Reserve, conducting physicals on enlisted men and women. He retired in 1999.

Dr. Capocchi was a loving son, brother, father, uncle and grandfather. He was a loyal friend. He loved animals, art, classical music, cooking, history and mathematics. He was an avid reader with a curious mind and never stopped learning.

Dr. Capocchi is survived by his daughters Paula Capocchi and Andrea Reese (John), son David Capocchi (Laura), grandson Orion Capocchi, and many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and great-grand nieces and nephews.

His family and friends miss him and will treasure his memories forever in their hearts. A memorial to celebrate his life will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made in his honor to Marin Humane and Hospice by the Bay.

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Andrea Reese

June 26, 2020

Happy wedding day dance with daddy❤️

Nancy Cusack

June 13, 2020

Leo is in our prayers.
10 Masses will be prayed for him this year at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Santa Rosa Ca.
Nancy and Mike Cusack

Andrea Reese

June 12, 2020

Dr. Leo Hugo Capocchi died in his home on June 7, 2020 in Corte Madera, CA due to advanced pulmonary fibrosis. He was 90.

Dr Capocchi was born on October 23, 1929 in Chicago Illinois to parents Leonido and Gemma Capocchi, both natives of Italy. He had 3 older sisters, Vera, Beatrice and Lea. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Chemistry and then earned his MD from the University of Illinois School of Medicine in 1955. He specialized in Ophthalmology and served as a doctor in the Korean War. He married Nancy Christine Luoma in 1962 then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and had 3 children Paula, Andrea and David. The family moved to Marin County in 1968 and Leo practiced medicine in San Francisco in a private office and at St. Luke’s Hospital. In the 90’s he served in the Army Reserve, conducting physicals on enlisted men and women. He retired in 1999.

Dr. Capocchi was a loving son, brother, father, uncle and grandfather. He was a loyal friend. He loved animals, art, classical music, cooking, history and mathematics. He was an avid reader with a curious mind and never stopped learning.

Dr. Capocchi is survived by his daughters Paula Capocchi and Andrea Reese (John), son David Capocchi (Laura), grandson Orion Capocchi, and many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and great-grand nieces and nephews.

His family and friends miss him and will treasure his memories forever in their hearts. A memorial to celebrate his life will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made in his honor to Marin Humane and Hospice by the Bay.

Patricia Malnak

June 11, 2020

To Paula, Andrea, and David,
Our heartfelt sympathies are with you. I have only happy memories of my Uncle Leo and all the excitement and anticipation that surrounded his visits to Chicago as well as my visits to you in California when I was young.
Your dad made me my first pair of contact lenses!! I’ll never forget it. He was a funny, sweet, and gentle person.
Hugs,
Allen and Patricia Malnak

Linda Lekan

June 11, 2020

I will always remember the day that my Uncle Leo returned home from the Korean War. I was eight years old at the time. He kept his return a surprise but I knew who he was when I answered the door bell. He indicated that I was not to say who was at the door. He gave me a big smile and I yelled for my grandmother to come. As usual , my Nona was in the kitchen cooking. She was looking down and wiping her hands as she came to see who I was yelling about. It took her a moment before she realized that it was her son returning from a war she prayed about each night. First shock, then tears and not a word from her mouth. It was the only time that I could remember her being speechless . Uncle Leo will always be a special person in my life. His lying on the sofa reading in his skull cap as he was studying for medical school, his wedding and lovely family, and the summer I spent at his California home to help out after David was born. Chicago visits were always special...we dropped everything we were doing because Uncle Leo was visiting. Ray and I are so happy we had the chance to spend the day with him this past September. He was happy, congenial, and his usual joking self. That's how I will remember him. Rest in peace Uncle Leo.

Your loving niece,
Linda

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