evelina capito
Evelina J. Capito, 90, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born November 4, 1922, in Logan, WV, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Anna Redolphi Tassan. Evelina attended Logan County Schools, until she began studying education at West Virginia University in 1939. While attending WVU, She met and later married Emil Capito. The couple were separated by World War II. After the War, they were reunited and made their home in Philadelphia, PA. Emil attended medical school at Jeffferson Medical College and Evelina taught high school math, and together they started their family. The couple eventually moved to Weirton in 1952 when Dr. Capito began his medical practice. Evelina worked as his secretary and continued having the rest of their ten children. Mrs. Capito was involved in Saint Paul's Church and School and was involved in her children's education. Graduates of WVU, Emil and Evelina had 9 of their children graduate from the University, giving them the record for the most graduates from one family of WVU. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Dr. Emil Capito, whom she married on June 5, 1943; three brothers John, Charles and Bruno Tassan ;a grandson, Mario Tassan Greco; and a nephew, John Tassan. She was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, where she was a lay-minister for 10 years, Christian Mothers, a former member and secretary of the St. Paul School Board, St. Paul and Madonna PTA, Weirton Woman's Club and American Association of University Woman's Club, where she served as secretary and treasurer. She also held the positions of president, secretary, treasurer and historian of the Hancock County Medical Auxiliary. Mrs. Capito is survived by her sons David L. (Peggy Evans) Capito of Augusta, GA, Dr. John E. (Darlene Javorsky) Capito of Weirton, Robert A. (Patty Pulice) Capito of Weirton, Dr. Charles (Debbie Sakara ) Capito of Imperial, PA, Dr. Richard Capito of Charleston, WV, Michael (Anita Guglielmo) Capito of Weirton, Dr. Joseph (Jennifer Pezze) Capito of Wheeling, WV and Dr. Paul (Wendy Wojcik) Capito of Salisbury, NC; daughters Anna Marie (Jim) Fulton of Weirton and Patricia (Victor Ray) Greco of Wheeling; 27 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; three nephews Bruce, Richard and Robert Tassan and a niece Anna Lee Maggin. Visitation will be held Friday 2-8 PM, at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Saturday at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church Entombment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery Mausoleum, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the computer rooms or libraries at Madonna High School or St. Joseph the Worker Grade School. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Dear Capito Family, We send our deepest sympathy and our prayers to the entire family. Indeed, we admired this great lady. So sorry that we cannot be there in this time of need. Love, Tony & Ruth Licata

  2. My sympathy, John. I cannot attend your mother’s viewing or funeral Mass, but I wanted to send a message to let you know that I am thinking of you. Linda

  3. John, Robert, Chuck, and family: Deepest sympathy on the loss of a great Mother. Our prayers are with you all.

  4. Anna, Isha,Chuckie, Michael & families, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Ruth Anne Foutty

  5. Dear Capito Family, Your Mother was quite the lady. I remember the company Christmas parties with all her children and grandchildren around. She was in her element. I will miss her sweet smile and kind ways Jackie Nixon

  6. Dear Capito Family, I am so sorry to read of your Mother’s passing. Will always remember her with a smile for everyone. You are in my prayers.

  7. I just want to let all of Evelina’s children know that I Loved helping your mother over the last 5 years, We always had a very nice time, we laughed together so often. My time with her was not like working,and will always be cherished. Loved her!!!!

  8. So sorry for your lost. our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you and family in you time of sorrow.

  9. Isha & Vic, Our condolences for your loss. What an amazing mother and an amazing family. God Bless you all. Kathryn & Tony

  10. So very sorry for your loss…After reading this, I cannot believe the long amazing life she lead…Our deepest sympathies are with your family.

  11. Dave and family: My deepest condolence. I remember being at your house, we were crazy teenagers and chaos was all around us, and your mom still had time to stop and gently talk to us. I visited her several times at WMC and she was still that gentle, kind person I remember. She and your family are in my prayers. Jim

  12. Isha and family, Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. May God be with you in your time of need. Nancy Balog Ford

  13. The loss of a mother is without a doubt one of the hardest to deal with. Our prayers are with all of you and your families. Terri(Magnone)& David

  14. What a wonderful woman your mother was. She help raise one of the finest families in Weirton. She was always easy to talk with, loving and treated me like a son. God Bless the Capito family with all my heart.

  15. Capito Family, So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I fondly remember her from the St. Paul and Madonna High School days. Always a smile and always kind-hearted. Unfortunately, I’ll be out of town and unable to attend the viewing but you are in mine and Roxanne’s thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  16. Dear Chuck and all members of the Capito Family. Sending sincere condolences to each of you on the death of your mother. Such a fine woman! I will be with you in spirit and in prayer tomorrow and for the funeral on Saturday. With Deep Sympathy, Gail

  17. Dear John and family, we are sorry to hear of your mother’s death. You gave our deepest condolences.

  18. Isha, So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I understand how difficult this is for you. Stay strong and the wonderful gift of love she gave you. Mike & Margie

  19. Isha, Robert, Richard, Chuck, and all of Capito family, Sending our deepest sympathy, love, and prayers. Your mom built a mansion in heaven with her wonderful family! John Ray and Bernadette Greco

  20. To the Capito family, my deepest sympathy goes to you all. I know your mother will be deeply missed. keep the faith and may God be with you.

  21. Dearest Capito Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Isha-my mother and I were talking tonight and we both said how friendly your mom was and how she always had a smile for everyone. Take Care, Terry

  22. To the Capito family. My prayers are with you at this time. She will be remembered as one of the dearest of Weircrest.

  23. My deepest sympathy in the loss of a great mother and friend. I have many good memories of growing up in the Capito house,and on the farm. Emil and Evelin always treated me as one of their own. May she RIP. God Bless

  24. To the entire Capito family, please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  25. To The Capito Family, my sincere sympathy to ya’ll for your recent loss. I remember her as a remarkable and loving person who gave much to her family, church and community.

  26. Because of my teenage friendship with the older boys, I always viewed the Capito household as my second home. That feeling was by far due to the gracious and generous nature of Mrs. Capito who, in addition to caring for her own family members, tended to all of her childrens close friends. Of particular recollection was the way her soft spoken demeanor, amongst all the chaos that came from raising ten children, made us all behave properly, just as she so directed. Dave, Johnny, Robert, Chucky, Richard, Michael, Joey, Paul, Anna Marie and Tricia please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathy for your loss. She truly was a remarkable woman.

  27. Dear Members of the Capito Family, We were deeply saddened to hear of your mother’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with your wonderful family. We wish all of you strength during this difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Sam and Cindi Love Phil, Wendy, and Tyler Richmond Rob and Samantha Love

  28. My deepest condolences to the Capito family, my extended family. Your mom was a kind and caring woman who always made me feel welcome and part of the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest regrets to not be there to pay my respects properly in person for a woman who always had time for anyone who appeared at her door. Sincerely Joe

  29. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always cherish the memories I have from visiting with the Capito family. Mrs. Capito (as I always knew her) always made me feel like part of the family and she will be sorely missed by me and all of us who loved her. She was one of the strongest and most patient women I have ever met. God bless her and may she rest in peace.

  30. Capito Family: I am so sorry to learn that Evelina had passed away. I remember so many happy times at the family home with your mom and dad. Two wonderful parents. My Deepest Sympathy Karen & Marc Seka

  31. Dr. Joe So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Janet and Don Kinnan

  32. I extend my thoughts and prayers to the Capito Family. Mrs. Capito always made me feel part of the family when I would visit their house.

  33. My heart goes out to the entire Capito family. So sorry we were not there to pay our respects. I just learned of Evelina’s passing today, and I’m heartsick that we were not there. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She sure was one special lady and we are blessed to have known her. George, Dawn & Gabrielle Trouten

  34. To the Capito family, My deepest sympathy at the loss of you mom. Take comfort in the example she set and follow in the ways she taught you. Sincerely, RITA R. RUSZKOWSKI MHS ’72

  35. Dear Capitol family. So sorry to hear about Evelina. I live in FL. Been here for 6yrs. I called your mom not long ago at her home. She wanted me to stop by she I come home. We don’t travel much. I am using a walker now.J have no feeling in my legs except pain. Love Donna

  36. Your Mom was on my Hero list and I told her so..she made a difference in this great big world..she was warm,kind,smart,humble..most of all through her, God blessed her with the ten of you..giving us all of you to love. I will keep her on my Christmas list, even if it is just to see her name still there..my Mom will miss her very long time friend but is happy knowing she is well in heaven..Thank all of you for sharing your Mom with many of us even if you weren’t aware she made lots of time for others..loved sitting with her at Mass yrs ago when I would be back in town..and thank you for taking care of my Mom…We love our Capito Family..love, Mary Kaye Charnie-Druliner

  37. My family just heard about the passing of Lena. My mother, Mary Lamp Esposito and Lena were great high school friends and stayed in contact with each other throughout the years. My mother, Mary Esposito passed away at age 90 on December 27, 2012 in Logan, WV. My mother often spoke of Lena and the fond memories she had of their continued friendship. My family extends our sincere sympathy to your enire family. May perpetual light shine upon the souls of Lena and Mary. Sincerely, Rose Esposito Rupe

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