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Joseph Frank Kapton

March 14, 2022

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Joseph Frank Kapton, of Henderson-Las Vegas, NV and formerly of Carnegie,

on Monday, March 14, 2022 in St Rose Sienna Hospital, Henderson, NV. 

Husband of the late Evie Kapton.  Son of the late of the late Frank J. and Teresa Kapton.  Brother of Virginia Riegner, Charlotte, Harry, Constance and the late Suzanne Kapton.  Godfather of Matthew; nephews and nieces: Amanda, Patty Scotti (Steve), Stephanie Richards, Steven Scotti, Daniel Riegner (fiancee Melissa Green),  Doug Riegner,  Keegan and Kennidi Green.
Joe lived in Carnegie until the family moved to McDonald. Attended St Luke Grade School, Canevin High School where he was a drummer in the school band. He graduated from Carnegie Tech (now CMU) as a music  (percussion) major.
Following graduation he moved to southern Florida and was part of a band that cut a record, worked in a Childrens hospital teaching music & leather art skills. He followed the sun and sports from rafting in Ohiopyle to Denver for golf & skiing. He later moved to Las Vegas and married Evie who he knew from Fla.  Evie was diagnosed with terminal cancer and Joe became her caregiver.  He was happiest when Evie told him she wanted to die as a Catholic.  He taught her about the Faith for several years and a priest came to their home periodically until he advised she could receive the sacraments.  He continued to be her mothers caregiver in a nursing home for many years following Evie’s passing.

Knights of Columbus will attend services on Apr 23 beginning with 9:30 am Rosary and 10 am Divine Liturgy at St Gabriel Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 2250 E. Maule Ave, Las Vegas, with Fr Marcus.

Funeral Mass at 10 am. on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at St Luke's worship site-

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 330 Third Avenue, Carnegie with Fr Robin Evanish  burial in St Marys/St Ignatius Cemetery in the grave of his namesake & grandfather Josef Kapton who died 1922.
Special thanks to Sally Roberts who was there for Joe and to ICU Dr. Charles McPherson, Nurses Jimmy and two Micheles who kept us advised & cared for Joe for 12 hr days.
Joe was active in Right to Life activities where he was photographed a week before being hospitalized.  Contributions can be made to any Right to Life charity of your choice, or one named:  Show the Truth-Wash, PO Box 6085, Olympia, WA 98507.


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Mass of Christian Burial
May 21, 2022

10:00 AM
St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
309 3rd St
Carnegie, PA 15106

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