In Loving Memory of Joseph Richard Capellino. Richard was born on July 8, 1930, in Torrance, to Joseph and Anna Capellino, and he passed away on May 14, 2011. He lived an industrious and passionate life, sustained by his great love and commitment to his wife Genevieve and their family. Richard was a true son of the South Bay. Richard met Genevieve while students at Redondo Union High School, and he spent his final years in Rolling Hills. He was a builder and developer of commercial and industrial projects in Southern California. Richard is survived by five devoted children, Annetta, Gail, Rick, Terrie, and Mark, as well as loving daughters-in-law, Kathy and Adriana, and sons-in-law, Bob Daily, Bob Winter, and Jim Carmack. Richard joins his beloved granddaughter Melissa, and he's survived by fifteen adoring grandchildren, Kristin, Robert, Vincent, Anna, Jordan, Erica, Alyssa, Jimmie, Jenna, Sam, Olivia, Joey, Alex, Amanda, and Emily. His true joy was his time spent with his grandchildren, and they cherish their memories of him. Papa, you will be missed beyond measure and remembered with love forever. In addition to his wife and their children and grandchildren, Richard is also survived by his friend and caregiver Daniel. As per his wishes, his services were private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Joseph Richard Capellino Memorial Fund, Torrance Memorial Foundation, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance CA 90505. Please use this website to send the family messages and to share memories.

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  1. Mrs. Capellino, We are so saddened by the loss of Mr. Capellino. He was a very special man who was so much more than a friend and neighbor. The McAdoo family could never repay or thank the Capellinos enough for all that he did for us. He was a true friend who did everything and anything he could for us. We will be eternally grateful for all that he did to help our son Howard. Mr. Capellino took him into your family circle and was a key person in Howard’s life. We know that no one had a greater impact on Howard – no one did more to guide and direct him than Mr, Capellino. And he loved and respected Mr. Capellino more than anyone. Isaiah 49:13 says, “The Lord has comforted His people and will have compassion upon them in their sorrow.” In your sorrow God will have compassion on you. God knows he was a man with a heart of gold. His legacy will bring blessings and favor to you and your family forever. We love you and ask that you let us help in any way we can. Praying for you, Catherine & Eugene McAdoo

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