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Charles F. Kapalin II

August 12, 1937 — July 15, 2019

Charles F. “Charlie” Kapalin II, age 81, of Lorain, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Born August 12, 1937 in Cambridge, Ohio, he moved to Lorain in 1951.  After graduating from Clearview High School, Charlie served in the US Army in Korean stationed in the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

He retired as an engineer for York International in Elyria.  Charlie was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Lorain.  He was a fan of the Cleveland Browns and Indians, and loved listening to polka’s and attending family gatherings.

Surviving are his sons, Charles Kapalin III of Lorain, Richard Kapalin of Amherst, Mark (Sheryl) Kapalin and Michael Kapalin both of Lorain; beloved grandchildren, Ryan, Hannah, Elaine and Elizabeth; brothers, Silvestre “Sonny” Duran of Marion, IA, Robert (Carol) Kapalin and Mel (Mary) Kapalin both of Lorain; and a sister, Agnes “Aggie” (Victor MD) Matibag of Louisville, KY; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Elaine (nee Panzel) Kapalin in 1987; and his parents, Frank and Katherine (nee Aboud) Kapalin.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 – 6:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain, where funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 am.  Robert Dybo, deacon of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Lorain, will officiate.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst, Twp., with military honors conducted by the Amvets Post 32..

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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