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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette

Anthony Rudolph Cappuccio

Anthony Rudolph Cappuccio, 93, died on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family and holding hands with the love-of-his-life, his wife of 68 years, Marie.

Anthony always said he fell in love with his wife at first sight and his favorite thing to do was sing to her and dance with her. Anthony left Hammonton at 17 years old to complete a degree in chemical engineering from MIT. While there, he discovered there was never a puzzle he could not solve. His love of America was evident in his service as First Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. Upon marrying his wife Marie, Anthony had a very successful career in chemical engineering. He traveled the world, achieving one million flying miles and won numerous awards, including those from the American Chemical Society. When Anthony would come home from work, Marie would ask him what he wanted for dinner and he would always say “surprise me.” He loved laughter-filled lunches with his son Ron, hugs from his daughter Marie, his daughter-in-law Susan’s fabulous French toast and sense of humor, existential conversations with his grandson RJ, fixing things while cursing in Italian with his granddaughter Sondra Nicole (and sneaking in football time), man cave time with his good friend, Les Vail, and quiet time with Marc Zangwill.

After many years living in Skidaway Island, Ga., Anthony and Marie returned to New Jersey and resided in Cherry Hill. Although Anthony joked he would pass after the Philadelphia Eagles finally won the Super Bowl, his purpose on earth was not done. Anthony was diagnosed with Lewy Bodies Dementia, the one puzzle he could never solve. When asked what he wanted his obituary to say, Anthony told his granddaughter “surprise me.” He passed at 7:47 p.m. – the last flight he would ever take, surpassing his million miles on earth and heading into Heaven to join his parents, sister and grandmother, Josephine.

Surviving are his wife, children, grandchildren, brother (Robert Cappuccio) and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on February 18, 2021 at 10 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Christ Our Light, 402 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd., S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047. Other donations in his name can be made to American Chemical Society (

Arrangements made by Schetter Funeral Home.


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