John C. Caporaletti, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on May 22, 2020, at age 83, with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife, Christine Lemanowicz Caporaletti with whom he would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on May 23, 2020.
Born in Mocanaqua, PA, on May 5, 1937, he was the son of the late Andrew and Angeline Cesarini Caporaletti. John was a graduate of Shickshinny High School, a U.S. Army veteran, and a sergeant in the Pennsylvania State Police with a BA in Criminal Justice from York College of Pennsylvania.
After his military service, John joined the Pennsylvania State Police for twenty-seven years. He was one of five officers from a field of 400 candidates selected to attend the Traffic Institute of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After receiving his professional certification from Northwestern University, he was on the program development team at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. He also served at State Police Headquarters in the communications area and ultimately assumed leadership positions in the field before retiring.
John was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting with his sons, sons-in-law, and grandchildren. He enjoyed nothing more than taking drives around Fort Indiantown Gap and Monroe Valley Golf Course looking for deer. John enjoyed watching football and baseball and his favorite teams were the Eagles, Steelers, Penn State and the Phillies. It was Pennsylvania all the way.
John is survived by seven children: Linda A. Caporaletti, Andrew A. and his wife Nora, Tama Caporaletti, Mark and his wife Amanda, John and his wife Leslie, Maria Caporaletti Boltz and her husband Brian, and Michael. In addition, he leaves seven wonderful grandchildren: Stefan, Benjamin, Ashley, Livia, Finnegan, Sophia, and Elizabeth, and a delightful great-grandson, Waylen. John is also survived by three sisters, Joan wife of Chester Bogacki, Jean wife of James Schinski, and Joy Caporaletti.
Services will be held in June and interment will be held in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery