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Obituary - S. Cappy Capsuto

S. Cappy Capsuto, 93, formerly of Alhambra, died peacefully Thursday, June 5, 2008 at Crestview Rehab & Nursing Center in Shelbyville, KY surrounded by his children and granddaughters following a long illness. He was a native of Chicago, IL and the last surviving son of the late Hymen and Sophie Capsuto. He was the widower of Elsie May Thurston Capsuto.

Cappy was the long-time co-owner/operator of the famous "Cappy’s World" in South Pasadena. He was very active in the business community as a member of the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, an active supporter of the local police and fire departments, a strong supporter of the Rose Parade Float Association of South Pasadena and a member of the South Pasadena Kiwanis Club. As a general broker, he salvaged everything "from a needle to a battleship". He was very proud to say he attended both the 1928 and 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, CA. He had a helping hand for and served as a mentor to all who had the privilege to know him.

In addition to his wife, parents and siblings, one son, Kenny Capsuto, preceded him in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Capsuto of Shelbyville, KY and Holly Hawk of Alhambra, CA; four granddaughters, Tannon Simcox, Ryley Simcox, Katie Simcox and Harmony Simcox, all of Alhambra; one sister-in-law, Norma Capsuto of Woodland Hills, CA and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 8, 2008 at Mount Sinai Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at or to Boys Town at

Webb Funeral Home, Shelbyville, KY handled the initial arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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