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"Celebration of Life" Service for Lou Caponi 1951-2013

Thank you to all of the  LCCA members and friends of Lou Caponi who attended the August 4-5, 2013 Celebration of Life services for our good friend and President of the Lionel Collectors Club of America, Mr. Lou Caponi.  The entire Caponi family, especially his wife Rose and son Dominic, appreciate your thoughts, prayers, support and friendship.  Several hundred guests attended the visitation and funeral mass.  Dominic Caponi spoke at the funeral mass and gave a very emotional and inspirational eulogy about his father.

As a memorial to Lou, the LCCA set up a table with a sampling of LCCA products on display at the funeral home.  All of these products were created and designed by Lou Caponi.  These products served as example of Lou's passion and creativity and will be forever remembered as a part of Lou's legacy and countless contributions to the club.  The LCCA will discuss and plan future events and possible products dedicated to honor and memorialize Lou Caponi.  Stay tuned to our award winning website or club publications, The Lion Roars or Interchange Track for future updates and information.

Just after Lou's body entered the church on Monday, 8-5, 2013, a nearby train was passing by and blowing it's horn several times.  It was a poetic moment.  Just before the funeral mass service ended, another train traveled by and blew its horn.  It was almost as if Lou was orchestrating the train sounds from above.

People shared an endless array of "Lou stories".  There were lots of laughter and tears shed by the hundreds of people who came to pay their respects for Lou and his family.  Lou had the rare ability to make a positive impression on the many people he had contact with.  His highly attended funeral service was a testimonial to him and his positive affect he had on others.  He made good people even better.  Because of my friendship with Lou, I became a better person, husband and father.  His influence will live on forever.   Thank you, Lou!

For those of you who are so inclined, the Caponi family requests donations to made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Valley Square 512,Township Line Road Suite 133, Blue Bell PA 19422 in Louis' memory.

Thank you all again for your kindness and support you extended to Lou's family.  The next several months will be the most difficult time for Rose and Dom.  Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


Al Kolis
President  Elect
Lionel Collectors Club of America