Antonio Luigi Capocelli, 79, of Fort Smith, died August 3, 2013 in Fort Smith. He was born June 21, 1934 in Taranto, Italy to Mario and Amalia Capocelli. He was a restaurateur, was a Navy Seal in the Italian Navy, a frogman, did underwater demolition for 6 years, served during Korean Conflict, South African Conflict, joined NATO, and was a champion boxer.
He is survived by his wife Sadyrs G. Capocelli of the home; two sons, Kevin A. Capocelli of Barling, AR, Dr. Anthony L. Capocelli, Jr. of Fort Smith, AR; sister, Rita Grasso of Rome, Italy, brother, Vittorio Capocelli of Littleton, Colorado; sister in law, Dr. Carmen DeLemos Chiarandini; 11 grandchildren, as well as 2 great grandchildren.
Memorial Mass service will be Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Mr. Capocelli was cremated under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home