Frank J. Capan

June 19, 1929 - January 19, 2023

Visitation: Sunday 2-6 p.m.; Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., Ross Twp.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church , Monday at 10:00 a.m.


Frank J Capan
6/19/1929 – 1/19/2023
Frank J Capan (93), formerly of Ross Township, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 19, 2023.  He was born in Pittsburgh to the late Frank and Margaret Capan.  A few days after marrying his beloved wife, Ruth, Frank was deployed in the Korean War. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service.  An active member of his community and business owner for much of his life, Frank operated McKnight Flowers for over 30 years.  As a previous member and President of the Northern Allegheny Chamber of Commerce, Frank was recognized with the Arcadia Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.  He was also recognized by Ross Township for his dedication and service to the township.  As an active member of St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church, Frank served as the President of the Parish Council, participated in the choir, the players group and the annual festival.  Later in his life, Frank found love a second time with Patricia Pschirer. Frank lived life to the fullest.  He was an avid golfer, enjoyed entertaining and playing cards with friends as well as traveling.  With a smile on his face and a Manhattan in hand, Frank made an impact on everyone he met.  He did it his way.
Frank will be greatly missed by his family including his daughters Vicki (Rick) McCosby, Cathy (Charlie) Shea, Sandy (Tom) Kuhn, his six grandchildren: Apryl (Will) Cendrowski, Heidi (Josh) Wiegand, Christine (Justin) Simon, Char (Rachel) Shea, Sarah (Michael) Pielin, and Tom (Jessica) Kuhn.  Frank had eight great-grandchildren:  Katherine and Joshua Cendrowski, Jacob Wiegand, Camden Shea, John, Jimmy and Sadie Pielin and Ben Kuhn.  Survivors also include his brother David (Sharon) Capan, brother-in-law, George (Mel) Huerbin. Extended family includes Donna Merrit, Nancy (Brian) Newhouse, Joann (Michael) Grady, Mary (Greg) Altman, Jackie (Joe) Garrity, and Mike (Katie) Pschirer and families.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife Ruth in 1995 and wife Patricia in 2015.
Friends received Sunday 2-6 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church, Monday at 10:00 a.m.

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  • Patty Schneider (Whitmer)

    Frank gave me my first job at McKnight Flowers. He was a wonderful person. My prayers are with his family.

  • Fr John McKenna

    My sympathy and prayers
    Fr. John McKenna

  • Joanne Pschirer Grady

    We will always remember the wisdom, energy, laughter and love Frank embodied daily. Thank you for being by our Mom, always. With love,
    Joanne & Michael Grady

  • Sharon Capan

    So many happy memories of the times we shared, especially our trip to England and Scotland. You will always be in our heart, dear brother. Dave and Sharon

  • Peter Ferraro

    So sorry to read of Frank’s passing. As a past Ross Township Commissioner of 24 years, I met Frank. He was always upbeat and energetic regarding any project that was good for Ross Township.
    My prayers to Frank and his entire family.

    Peter Ferraro

  • Karen (King) Zeitler

    Sending my heartfelt sympathy to your family. I have such fond memories working at McKnight Flowers. Frank was such a caring and passionate person. May he rest in peace. Hugs and prayers to you all!❤️

 

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