Richard G. Capel II

SALEM – Richard G. Capel II, 68, of Salem, died Tuesday night, Aug. 20, 2013 at the Salem Community Hospital following a brave fight with cancer.

He was born June 8, 1945 in Salem, the son of Richard George and Martha H. (Layden) Capel

Mr. Capel was a 1964 Salem High School graduate and attended Youngstown State University for two years. He had worked at the A&P in Salem, A&P Warehouse, U.S.D.A. as an inspector and Salem Blanking.

Richard was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Independent Hose Club, Italian American Club, Salem AMVETS Post #45 and the VFW in Washingtonville.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

His wife, Janelle (Whitehead) Capel, whom he married March 8, 1997, survives him along with a son, Richard (Adrienne) Capel III of Salem; stepson, Brian McCaslin of Boardman; two daughters, Shawna (Heath) Oller of Salem and Cindy (Tim) White of Clinton, Ohio; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

His father, Richard George Capel I, preceded him in death in 2002.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at the Grandview Cemetery Chapel with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the chapel prior to the service. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery with military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Alumni Association, 330 East State Street, Salem, OH 44460.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Richard’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at


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