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Saturday, May 25, 2024

William Cappiello

William “Billy” Cappiello, 59, of Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly on April 27th, 2023. He was born in Newark to William D. and Rosalie (Russo) Cappiello on February 27th, 1964.

Billy was the most devoted husband, son, father, brother and uncle and devoted to anyone he loved. He was the first person to be there, even when it wasn’t asked. He had the most contagious laugh and if he was around, you knew it was going to bring a smile to your face. He loved to see others’ happiness. That’s what brought him his happiness. He would be the first person to take a shirt off his back for anyone who needed it. He was the most selfless person many have ever met.

Billy loved big equipment. He would pull over to just stare at a crane on the side of a highway. That being said, Billy was a crane operator for Bay Crane Service of New Jersey for 20 years.

In his spare time, Billy would play the guitar, which was a particular passion of his. He was self-taught, and he really appreciated good music. He loved being outdoors, getting his hands into the next project and he specifically loved fly-fishing, hiking the Appalachian and spending time with his family. He had such a talent for anything he touched. The creativity and stonework of his was truly an art no one will ever forget.

He was the biggest kid at heart.

Billy had such a love for animals. Any animal that crossed his path. He spent months bringing his lunch just to feed a fox on his job site that he journaled about daily.

But his biggest love of all was for his family and especially his grandchildren.

He was their “pop” and was always there for them.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Holly; his two daughters, Jessica, and her husband Paul Malachowsky; Savannah, and her husband Joe Malachowsky. His grandchildren Billy, Paulie, Delilah and Meadow. His mother, Rosalie Cappiello. He is also survived by his sister, Cindy Pepe; brother, Danny Cappiello and his wife, Dottie; and also very loved nieces and nephews. Also survived by his greatly loved four sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and their children.

Billy was a legend to many. And he was one of the strongest men, even during all his struggles.

Friends and family may visit on Thursday, May 4th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown. Services are entrusted to Newbaker Funeral Home.

Billy would do everything to help animals and anyone in need. His best friend, Luna, was rescued from this animal shelter, and he loved her unconditionally. In honor of Billy and his love for animals in lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Billy’s name to AWSOM Animal Shelter, 3129 Godfrey Ridge Drive, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.