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Gil Capella

April 20, 1939 - July 16, 2019

Gil Capella of Waco, passed away Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019, at the age of 80.

A memorial service will be held today (Saturday), July 20, 2019, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, 8220 Woodway Dr.

Private inurnment will be in Waco Memorial Park at a later date.

Mr. Capella was born April 20, 1939, in New York City, NY, the son of the late Gildo Giovanni and Margaret (McGuiness) Capella. He attended high school in Middletown, NJ, and resided in Keansburg, NJ, where he was on the police force. After moving to Texas, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Austin Bridge and Road Company. Gil was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed motorcycle riding, was a member of the Gypsy Motorcycle Club and also enjoyed deer and hog hunting.

Survivors include his wife Betty Capella; a son, John Capella; three daughters, Margaret Malizio, Carol Fleming, Janet Finley; grandchildren, Ethan Capella, Tiffany Melendez, Nichole Blanchard, Robert Blanchard, Bryan Fleming, James Cusick; and eleven great -grandchildren.

The guestbook is offered at Through this site, you are encouraged to leave a condolence or fond memory about Gil.

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