William Louis Caputo


William "Bill" Louis Caputo, 92, went to the mountains one last time with his family by his side at 5:17 a.m. on Friday (July 19, 2019) in St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage, after a period of declining health.
Mr. Caputo was born on Feb.15, 1927, in Farrell to Ignazio and Mary (White) Caputo.
He attended Farrell High School and served in the Army during World War II. He was stationed in the European Theatre of Operations as a heavy truck driver in the 3471st Ordnance Corps. He received the Army Occupation Medal, World War II Victory Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the Expert Infantryman Badge.
On Sept. 22, 1951, he married Irene Anne (Marnejon) Caputo, who preceded him in death on June 22, 2005. They were married for 53 years.
After the war, he worked several jobs before finding his career as a police officer with the city of Farrell. During his 34-year career with the Farrell Police Department, he served as patrolmen, sergeant, captain, captain detective and spent 11 years as the chief of police.
As a law enforcement officer, he attended numerous advanced courses at Mercyhurst College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, Pennsylvania State Police Academy and the FBI Academy. He served as the president of the Northwest Chiefs of Police Association and as the educational director for the Mercer County Chiefs of Police Association.
Bill's passion for law enforcement and public service inspired many, including generations of family members who now pursue careers in public service as police officers, investigators, firefighters, constables and military officers. He was a charter member of the Farrell FOP Lodge 34 and is well-known for his spicy spaccatelle recipe served at the annual FOP Steak Fry, where he volunteered for more than 60 years, and where his famous sauce was served at the event this week on July 17.
After his retirement, he was elected to the position of Pennsylvania State Constable, where he served for 24 years until the age of 87.
William was a lifelong Farrell resident and enjoyed "going up the hills" to his cabin near Tionesta, Pa. He loved hunting and fishing with his children and friends, gardening and canning and picking wild mushrooms and mustard greens. He was famous for his wild mushroom patties, manestre, and fried potatoes.
Bill was a charter member and trustee of the Farrell Sportsmen and Wildlife Club, which is now the Hidden Valley Sportsmen's Club.
He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, where he helped coach the boy's basketball team to a state championship in 1969.
Also, in the 1960s, he served as a coach for the "Sharon Steel," a team that was part of Farrell Little League baseball. He was a founding member of the ITAM Italian War Vets and often visited veterans at the Butler VA Hospital.
Bill is survived by: his three sons, William T. Caputo and his wife Cindy (Erme), Grand Valley, Nicholas J. Caputo and his wife Amy (Fellin), Bellefonte, and Christopher P. Caputo and his wife Jennifer (Hanahan), Hermitage; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Troy), William A. (Vanessa), Anthony (Victoria), Matthew (Madeline), Nicholas and Giaona; and four great-grandchildren, Michael, Kyle, Mia and Annabelle; a sister, Anna Rose Caputo of California; three sisters-in-law, Lucille (Agresti) Marnejon of Hermitage, Olga (Gargano) Caputo of North Carolina and Anna (Stiggi) Caputo of Sharpsville; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife; a sister, Mary Caputo; six brothers, Vincent, Phillip, Frank, Alfred, Henry and Eugene; and a brother-in-law, Nick Marnejon.
The family would like to thank Dr. Charles D'Auria and the special staff at St. John XXIII Home for the compassionate and untiring care they provided during his stay.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John XXIII Home, 2250 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA 16148; or to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, PA 16121.

William "Bill" Louis, 92, formerly of Farrell.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday (7-21-19) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Monday (7-22-18) in Our Lady of Fatima Church with the Rev. Matthew Ruyechan as celebrant.
Interment: St. Anthony Cemetery, Hermitage.
Full military honors will be rendered by the Wheatland A.L. and Farrell and West Middlesex VFW honor guard.
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Cindi Baroni
Jul 22, 2019
I am so saddened to hear of Dad 😢
Kim Grace, Paul Janet , Madison Grace
Jul 22, 2019
Chris,Jen and Gianna - So sorry on the loss of your father/grandfather. May he rest in peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Connie Kelecseny and ace celenzi
Jul 21, 2019
Very sorry for ur loss
Paul Mirage
Jul 21, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Bill has been a blessing to me all my life.
Edward Walton
Jul 21, 2019
My condolences . Your father and grandfather was a unique person. I enjoy the time I spent with him at nursing home .Talk about hunting.Rest in peace
Bill Fabrey
Jul 21, 2019
So sorry to read about Bill's death, I'm out of town and unable to attend his showing or funeral!! Knew Bill well, I served on the Wheatland Police Dept. and had many times to work along side of Bill, he was never to busy to help and answer any questions the public had!!! He will be surly missed by everyone who knew him!! God Bless my friend~~
Leslie Miller
Jul 20, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the Caputo family, he was such a character and after reading his obituary, I didn’t know the half of it. I’ll miss you Bill, it was an honor.
Tiffany Bale
Jul 20, 2019
My condolences to the family and friends of Bill Caputo.
Valerie DiCristofaro
Jul 20, 2019
The DiCristofaro family sends their deepest sympathies to the Caputo family. Bill, Nick, Chris, Anne and the rest of the family, we will always remember Bill and appreciate everything he did for the city of Farrell, our Church and Our Lady of Fatima school. It’s been many years since we’ve seen you but we never forget good people.

You are in our prayers. Valerie and family.
Mary Rodwanski
Jul 20, 2019
Sorry to hear about my buddy .u will never be forgotten.i have been with u since u came to the nursing home .and u was a very special person.and very bullheaded but I always got thru that with a smile.now u are dancing with the Stars.michele and I enjoyed ur company.we will always love u and ur family.mary Rodwanski and Michelle Pennington
Wendy Chapin
Jul 20, 2019
My parents Red and Yvonne NcDonakd were friends with Bill and I remember him fondly from my childhood. Condolences to the family.
Debra Cotter
Jul 20, 2019
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