Date of Birth May 25, 1943
Date Deceased May 12, 2024
Hometown Hornell
Home State N.Y.
Service Date May 16, 2024
Service Time 1 p.m.
Service Location St. Mary's Cemetery, Hornell

John A. “Cabbage” Capluzzi

HORNELL – John A. “Cabbage” Capluzzi, 80, of Terry Street, passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day morning (May 12, 2024) at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville, NY following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on May 25, 1943 he was a son of the late James and Lucy (Altieri) Capluzzi. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by two sisters, Theresa Capluzzi and Joyce (Ace) Miller; and one brother, James (Patricia) Capluzzi.

A lifelong resident of Hornell, John was a graduate of Hornell High School and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. Before he retired, he was employed for 35 years by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in Hornell.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Kathleen “Kathy” (Dugo) Capluzzi; two sons, John Capluzzi and DJ Capluzzi (Amy Guarglia) all of Hornell; two grandsons, Vincent Capluzzi and Joseph Capluzzi; as well as several nieces and nephews.

To honor his request there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to join his family at the CHAPEL OF ST. MARY’S CEMETERY, town of Fremont, where a funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday (May 16, 2024) with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist John’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of John are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.


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8 Responses

  1. Very sorry to hear of Johns passing, he and I were good friends through out high school, We sort of lost contact after school but would run into each other every now and then, usually at the Sunset Inn. John always had a good sense of humor and we shared many laughs together. My best wishes and condolences to Kathy and Johns family, may he rest in peace.

  2. John, my memories of you will live on, what a guy! You and Kathy were always there for me, growing up without my father and helping whenever it was needed. You and Kathy were always my first stop when visiting Hornell. Wish I could have told you this in person, Thank you John, I will miss you!
    Love Always

  3. R I P Cabbage, Your presence will surely be missed but, you live on in our hearts and the memories we were blessed to have had. Prayers of comfort go out to all the Capluzzi family.

  4. DJ Amy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your Dad! Just know we are all thinking about you! Love Charlie Doris. Joey Susie and Ricky.

  5. A lot of great times, together,, and , caring was,a big part of his,
    Life , he was the , behind the scene person ,Doing for everyone ,
    Even if, not asked, say hello to ,your kin in Heaven
    For me, Cabbage,, Heavenly Blessings , my prayers are
    With the family ,and those,who had the pleasure of his company through out
    His time ,with us.

  6. I’m so very sorry to hear of John passing he always had a smile on his face. Very sweet man RIP John you will be missed

  7. Went through school with John. He was my first love while a freshman. We remained friends through school. His mom taught me how to make “real Itialian Pizza” His family lived across the street from my great grandparents.he would always greet my mom as mom whenever he say her. May you be at peace my friend.

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