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John Robert Capra

March 16, 1937 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

John Robert Capra Obituary

John Robert Capra (Buzz, Papa John) 86, of Wake Forest, formerly of Huntington NY passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday November 29, 2023. 

John was born in Queens, NY on March 16, 1937 to the late Natale and Rose Poggio Capra.

John was a proud graduate of CW Post College and president of the first graduating class of 1959. He was an active member of their alumni association. He was also a member of the TKE Fraternity. 

John married his wife Janet in 1968. They shared a love of traveling, going to Broadway shows, watching Formula 1, and spending time with family, especially their granddaughters. 

John loved the outdoors and spending time at his beloved cabin in Hobart, NY. Whether he was entertaining his friends with fine wine and food, hunting, fishing or just walking in the woods. In Wake Forest, he relished his happy hours in the garage and Wednesday breakfast at the Border Restaurant with his friends. As a member of the Corvette Car Club of NC, he looked forward to his monthly meetings and sharing his lifelong passion of Corvettes. John’s legacy will endure through the countless stories shared by family and friends.

John is preceded in death by his cherished son Gary and his beloved dogs Dixie Belle and Chelsea.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Janet F. Capra. Daughter Dina Bellia and husband David of Wake Forest. Granddaughters Elisabeth and Chloe Bellia both of Wake Forest. Sister Joyce of New Jersey. Many friends and extended family.

Friends were invited to visit with the family to celebrate John's life during the visitation hours from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-7400).

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December 13, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home
1051 Durham Road
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587


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