Jerry "Chub" Capello

Jerry "Chub" Capello, 52, of Eagle Point, died June 14, 2009.
He was born Aug. 28, 1956 in Medford and raised in Butte Falls.
He would say he was the runt of the family at 5’11" and 240 lbs., yet starred at whatever he did.

As a child he was an avid hunter and fearless dirt bike rider. In high
school he was an exceptional athlete at all sports, setting a state
rushing record in football and winning the state championship. Though
he was scouted by the Dallas Cowboys, he chose to stay home and support
his family as a timber faller, determined to always be there for his
children. He kept his promise by loving his family and children with
all his heart., being their greatest fan and constantly creating
precious memories through the special times he spent with them.
Capello spent many years coaching junior high football and Little
League teams to victorious seasons. After many years working in the
woods he switched careers and became a physical trainer at Gold’s Gym
in Medford where he and his team set numerous world records in
powerlifting. He personally became the oldest and lightest person to
ever deadlift over 800 lbs.
But above all things in his
life, his greatest and most dearest treasure was his family, friends
and God. He was a tremendous giver of his time, heart and soul, a
defender and encourager of the weak. He had a natural gift to touch the
hearts of all he met, lift up the less gifted and make winners of them
all. Surely there will never be another Jerry Capello. He was a great
man, loved by all and will be sorely missed.
He is survived
by his wife, Pamela; daughter Kristi Capello; son, Jerrad Capello;
step-daughters, Stephanie Beasley and Marianne Merritt; one
granddaughter, a sister, Shag Frison and numerous other relatives. He
was preceded in death by his parents, Charles "Red" and Ruth Capello
and brothers, Jim and John Capello.
A celebration of life
service was held June 20 at the Butte Falls High School gym followed by
an Italian potluck at the community hall. Contributions may be made in
Mr. Capello’s name to the Butte Falls fire Department.

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