OBITUARY: Mauro Frank Capone
10/5/1929 – 5/17/2012
Mauro Frank Capone born October 5th, 1929 in San Francisco, passed away in Placerville May 17th, 2012. Mauro was a graduate of Balboa High School, San Francisco, 1948. He was the loving husband of Lenora Capone who preceded him in death in 2001. Before his move to South Lake Tahoe he enjoyed 23 years as a route supervisor for Sun Valley Dairy .
“Al” as he was locally known to his friends and customers owned and operated Scotty’s Hardware from 1973 until Mauro and Lenora retired to Placerville in 1997. Mauro “Al” Capone loved tinkering in his garage on many projects, especially old cars and Ham radios. He loved the mountains, the bears, the raccoons and squirrels that visited his home for years in Montgomery Estates. Later when he retired to live in Placerville he enjoyed watching the deer that frequented the peaceful gardens of his home. He “survived” the winter of 1982, the floods, the fires, the road closures and the ups and downs of the local economy. He lived through it all. He remembers his friends and customers at Scotty’s and loved standing at the counters and having wonderful conversations with them all.
Most of all he received much enjoyment from being involved in the community.
He was a member of many local organizations, including, past president South Tahoe Rotary, 1989-1990 and receiving the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Past President of Chamber of Commerce, 1982-1983; Past Commodore South Tahoe Yacht Club 1980-1982. Founding member of TARA (Tahoe Amateur Radio Association) where he will always be remembered as WA6SIM and last but not least Past Director El Dorado Fire Protection District 1999-2000.
He will be mourned by his brother Francis Capone and sister-in-law Valerie Capone, Clovis, son and daughter-in-law Frank and Linda Capone, Placerville. His daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Robert Cosmi, South Lake Tahoe. Grandchildren, Steven (Anji) Capone, Soquel, CA; Nick (Sarah)Cosmi, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Jeff (Sara) Cosmi, La Center, WA, Chris Cosmi, Elk Grove, CA ; Kristina Jelincic, South Lake Tahoe, Sister-in-law Vivian McKelvie, Placerville; 4 great grandchildren, 6 nieces, 4 great nephews, and 1 great-great nephew.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Carole Capone, and grandson Kevin Capone.
He will be missed by all who loved him.
A private internment will be held on Friday June 1st at Happy Homestead Cemetery with an open reception to follow 1 -3 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Parish Hall 1041 Lyons Ave. So. Lake Tahoe, CA.