William D. Kapolka

July 9, 1943 - September 24, 2012

07/09/1943 - 09/24/2012

William D. “Bill” Kapolka, 69, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Monday, September 24, 2012.

He was born July 9, 1943 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Andrew and Rose Prasil Kapolka. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Aunt Julia Wach.

Bill was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the American Legion Post #521 in Shadyside, Ohio. He really enjoyed hanging out with the “Crabby Pappies” at the Good Thymes Café. He was retired from First Energy and had a part-time job as a delivery driver for Roe Lab of Martins Ferry, Ohio.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Kathleen Burkhardt Kapolka; two daughters, Sherry Joseph Kapolka-Smith of Shadyside, Ohio and Shelley Joel Ullom of Columbus, Ohio; his sister Virginia Schultz, two sisters in law Nancy W.C. Moore and Phyllis Burkhardt, and his cousin Stanley Wach all of Shadyside, Ohio. Pappy will also be dearly missed by his two granddaughters, Gwyneth Kapolka and Maggie Ullom.

In honoring Bill’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 11am Friday, September 28, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Samuel Saprano as Celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shadyside, Ohio.

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Mary Ryncarz
7 years ago

Dear Kathy and Daughters,

We know your pain having just lost your husband and father. He was a good man, and Heaven has gained a wonderful Angel. God be with all of you in this time of deep sorrow.

Mary and Richard Ryncarz

Jeannie Wilson
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful person. Just seeing him with his family made you understand what unwaivering love and support he had for you all. Sherry, you are in my thoughts daily and you all are in my prayers. Jeannie

Gretchen Snodgrass
7 years ago

I am sorry for your loss. Let me know if there is something I can do.

Judy Tomlinson
7 years ago

I have not stopped praying for you since the phone call. Please know Im sorry for your loss and am here for anything you need. Love and prayers, always.

Judi Carson Hendrickson
7 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We were very good friends in High School in Shadyside. He was a wonderful guy.

Bob Hill
7 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great guy.

Tia Maurer
7 years ago

Kapolka and extended family –

I just learned today of your loss. Bill was a wonderful man. Even though I only met him through Sherry when we were in college together, I found him to have a great sense of humor and enjoyed being around him when we went “home” for the weekend. My prayers are with your family for strength and peace. I am so terribly sorry to hear the sad news.

Tia Maurer

DON WEEKLEY
7 years ago

Kapolka Family,

I worked with Bill at Ohio Edison for 20 years. I really enjoyed working with him and playing golf as well. He was a very good friend to me. We had not spoken for several months, but the last conversation we had was nice. I was saddened to hear of his passing and our prayers are with the family. He was a good man and will be missed.

Amanda Elizabeth Forbes
7 years ago

Kathy, Sherry & Shelley,

I’m so sorry for your loss. Nothing can prepare us for these situations, so all we can do is hold on to the memories and remember to love each other as if each day were our last. I know you all will grab onto each other for support. You’re in my thoughts…

Tom & Candy Hart
7 years ago

Kathy, Sherry & Shelley, Our thoughts an d prayers are with you at this time. Bill was a great man and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Hold on to the precious memories and know one day you will see him again. Love ya.

Clarence and Martha Hepburn
7 years ago

Kathy, Sherry and Families,

Please accept our deepest sympathies on Bill’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

JIM AND CAROL JARRETT
7 years ago

Kathy, Sherry and Shellie, we are so sorry for your loss. Such a tragedy at such a young age. He was a good friend and wonderful neighbor, and will be missed. Love to you all.

Shawna Reed
7 years ago

My thoughts amd prayers are with your family.

Jennifer Adornetto
7 years ago

My thoughts, prayers, and heart are with you during this sad time.

DON WEEKLEY
7 years ago

SORRY TO HERE ABOUT BILL. WE HAD A LOT OF GOOD TIME AT WORK AND PLAY GOLF.WILL KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN ARE PRAYER EACH AND EVERY DAY.I WORK WITH BILL FOR 20 YEARS AT BURGER TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS

Dr Steven Curtis and Riverview Eye Associates
7 years ago

The staff and I are deeply saddened for Shelley and her family as they have lost what was evidently a great man. Our prayers and hearts pour out to you all in this very difficult time.

Mary & Ray Zartman
7 years ago

To The Kapolka Family!

You have our deepest sympathy on your loved one. I have never met you but I know you will be sadly missed by your family & friends.

I am a very close friend to Shelley & Joel. I sometimes watch Maggie when they go out on a date night.

My heart & thought are with you & your family.

May you rest in peace & God Bless!!

Ray & Mary Zartman