On March 31st, 2022, beloved man of God, husband, daddy, brother and friend, Anthony Caprara Jr., passed away and went to Heaven at age 70 in Morton, Washington.
Born on April 13th, 1951 in Schenectady, NY to parents Anthony Caprara Sr. and Olga Caprara, he lived a life full of experiences and blessings that took him to many places around the world where he met many people. Blessed with a musical talent and being able to play by ear from a young age, he played accordion for many volunteer organizations for the military and Italian communities. He was drafted into the Vietnam war where he served as a chopper and medical corpsman. After the war, he attended college where he earned a BA degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology, keeping a strong interest in global, geopolitical and health education throughout his life. He worked in numerous unique positions, gaining vast knowledge and experience in many different areas including construction, food service, landscaping, martial arts, law enforcement, firefighting, mountain climbing at Mt. Rainier, woodworking, nursing, cycling, teaching and much more.
His first and foremost love and passion in life was God, after accepting Jesus on May 1st 1977, his entire life changed and he was moved to living for the Lord and to do His Will. Having a love for gardening starting as a child where he helped his parents, he began to work for himself, cultivating and growing large gardens, self sustaining and raising rabbits and chickens.
Struggling with mental scars from the war, he was diagnosed with PTSD and after a number of years of emotional pain and much prayer, God blessed him with a loving wife, Charisse, and a loving daughter, Jennifer. Blessed with 30 years of marriage and family full of laughter, blessings, bountiful gardens, creatures and experiences, he would go on to live happily, moving out of the city to the mountains of eastern Washington for twenty-five years only to return to Morton, Washington for the last four years whose place held a special place in his heart.
Despite many physical challenges and a myriad of health issues, he remained happy and continually thankful for his family and for the love of God that shed abroad in his heart. His love for God, to live righteously, doing His Will and keeping His laws & commandments made him an inspiration and it remained on his breath until the very end.
He is survived by Charisse Caprara (wife), Jennifer Caprara (daughter), Maureen Shuler (sister), Michael Caprara (brother), David Caprara (brother), Aaron Meis (son), Cassandra Mahan (daughter), Rebekah McKenzie (daughter) including numerous grandchildren, extended and distant family.
He is buried in Morton, WA and requested no funeral or memorial services.