March 11, 1913-April 5, 2006 Dominick Capilongo, 93, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at his home. Dominick Capilongo was born to Natale and Marianna (Iesu) Capilongo on March 11, 1913 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He grew up and attended scho...
March 11, 1913-April 5, 2006
Dominick Capilongo, 93, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at his home.
Dominick Capilongo was born to Natale and Marianna (Iesu) Capilongo on March 11, 1913 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He grew up and attended school at P.S. 17 in Brooklyn. He traveled to Italy in 1929 with the Sons of Italy, and graduated from Boys' High School in Brooklyn in 1931.
Dominick attended Ohio University, graduating in 1935. While at Ohio University, he was president of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Delta. Dominick was still active in his alumni and fraternity organizations at the time of his death. While in college, Dominick was also captain of its football and swimming teams. He later attended the University of Naples Medical School and the Royal University of Bologna Medical School, both in Italy.
While in medical school, he met Sheila Everett, and they were married on April 2, 1938 in Woolwich, England. As a U.S citizen, he was ordered to leave Italy at the outbreak of World War II. They fled to London via Spain, and Dominick worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. They returned to the U.S. after the war, and owned a bar and grill named "Cappy's" in Miami, Fla. They later returned to New York, and Dominick worked for the U.S. Government Quality Control in Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as the Department of Defense for the Pentagon, at Cameron Station in Washington D.C. He retired to Audubon in 1981; Sheila died in 2003.
Dominick loved his family, his friends, Europe, the New York Yankees, food and "Asti." He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Arlington, Va., and Detroit Lakes, as well as the Detroit Lakes Elks Club. He remained connected to his Italian background, and was known as a wonderful host and entertainer.
Dominick is survived by his daughter, Carmen Walter of Audubon; his son, Christopher (Dianne) Capilongo of Leesburg, Va.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife, Sheila; two brothers; seven sisters; and son-in-law, Hartley Walter.
Friends may call between 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes; there will be a 5 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the start of services on Monday.
A mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, April 10 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jerry Rogers officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.