Henry J. Cappello



Captain Henry J. Cappello, USN, (ret) died on July 18, 2010, at age 90 in Naples, Florida. He will be buried at sea from a Navy vessel deployed from the Naval Base at Mayport, Florida.

He entered the U.S. Navy as an officer in 1941, serving in the Pacific submarine corps during WWII on the USS Tunney (SS-282) during which time he was awarded the Silver Cross and the Submarine Combat Insignia with five stars. Captain Cappello was the third Commanding Officer of the USS Tiru SS416 (28 June 1952 - 27 June 1954). He was also served as the Commanding Officer of the USS Dragonet (SS-293) and the USS Robert K. Huntington (DD-751). Other navy assignments were navigator on the USS Iowa (BB-61) and the Office of Legislative Affairs. Captain Cappello retired from the U.S. Navy in June 1962.

Son of Angelina and Antonio who had immigrated to the United States from the Veneto Region in Italy, Captain Cappello was born on April 28, 1920 in San Francisco, where he spent the young years of his life. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Economics.

He met his wife Isabelle immediately after the war on the Hawaiian Islands, where they were married in 1945. Together they attended Catholic University Law School in Washington, DC. Captain Cappello moved to Naples, FL from the Washington area in 2000.

Captain Cappello is survived by his two children, Paul Cappello and Suzanne CappelloTarozzi.



        Memorial Home Page