Evelina Capito

CAPITO, Evelina J., 90, of Weirton passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Weirton Medical Center.

Born November 4, 1922, in Logan, WV, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Anna Redolphi Tassan.

Evelina attended Logan County Schools until she began studying education at West Virginia University in 1939. While attending WVU, she met and later married Emil Capito. The couple were separated by World War II. After the war, they were reunited and made their home in Philadelphia, PA. Emil attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College and Evelina taught high school math, and together they started their family.

The couple eventually moved to Weirton in 1952 when Dr. Capito began his medical practice. Evelina worked as his secretary and continued having the rest of their 10 children.

Mrs. Capito was involved in Saint Paul’s Church and School and was involved in her children’s education. Graduates of WVU, Emil and Evelina had nine of their children graduate from the university, giving them the record for the most graduates from one family of WVU.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Dr. Emil Capito, whom she married on June 5, 1943; three brothers: John, Charles and Bruno Tassan; a grandson, Mario Tassan Greco; and a nephew, John Tassan.

She was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, where she was a lay-minister for 10 years, a member of the Christian Mothers, a former member and secretary of the St. Paul School Board, St. Paul and Madonna PTA, Weirton Woman’s Club and American Association of University Woman’s Club, where she served as secretary and treasurer. She also held the positions of president, secretary, treasurer and historian of the Hancock County Medical Auxiliary.

Mrs. Capito is survived by her sons: David L. (Peggy Evans) Capito of Augusta, GA, Dr. John E. (Darlene Javorsky) Capito of Weirton, Robert A. (Patty Pulice) Capito of Weirton, Dr. Charles (Debbie Sakara ) Capito of Imperial, PA, Dr. Richard Capito of Charleston, WV, Michael (Anita Guglielmo) Capito of Weirton, Dr. Joseph (Jennifer Pezze) Capito of Wheeling, WV, and Dr. Paul (Wendy Wojcik) Capito of Salisbury, NC; daughters Anna Marie (Jim) Fulton of Weirton and Patricia (Victor Ray) Greco of Wheeling; 27 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three nephews: Bruce, Richard and Robert Tassan; and a niece, Anna Lee Maggin.

Visitation will be held Friday 2-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, WV.

Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church.

Entombment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery Mausoleum, Weirton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the computer rooms or libraries at Madonna High School or St. Joseph the Worker Grade School.

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