Joseph A. Capistran

Joseph A. Capistran

February 11, 1930 - January 28, 2015

Joseph A. Capistran

February 11, 1930 - January 28, 2015


Capistran, Joseph A.
February 11, 1930 – January 28, 2015

Joseph, who resided in Lake Forest, peacefully passed into eternity surrounded by family.

He is survived by his sons, Bob, Steve, Mike and his daughters, Cathi Sorney and Mary DuVal. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Averl.

Originally from Walla Walla, WA, he proudly served his country for 27 years in the US Marine Corps. Joe then had a second career as a maintenance man for SVUSD.

He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed life to the fullest. Services to celebrate Joe’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 18th at 7 pm in the chapel of O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills. Interment at Riverside National Cemetery will be private. Please visit Joe’s memorial page at to sign and leave your remembrances on his Tribute Wall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation be made in his name to Alzheimer’s Association, Capistran tribute page.

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5 responses to Joseph A. Capistran

  1. Lit a candle in memory of Joseph A. Capistran

  2. Love and miss you dad! Your life will continue to shine as a beacon in my life. Bob

  3. No Nonsense Joe as we know him. He kept us all in line through all those years of softball. Thanks Joe. Semper Fi
    Richard and Cara Furbee

  4. Boyd Higbee says:

    Joe was married to my older sister Averl Mae (Avie) Higbee . I served under him as a reservist in Yakima, WA way back in 1955 with weekly meetings in an airport hanger. A GOOD & HONORABLE man he was! Under that tough “Gung Ho” exterior beat a soft and loving heart who did untold favors for me and many others. Love ya Bro ~ Semper Fi….

  5. Mike Pannone says:

    To the Capistran children; Your Dad and I were stationed at New River together for a couple of years. I am sure you don’t remember that as it was back in 1959-61. But our families spent much time together. Your Dad was one of the finest men I ever knew. I lost track of him after I left the Marine Corps in 1963, and though I tried to find out where he was, I was unsuccessful. Now, finding that he is gone, I am so regretful that I did not try harder. I had always hoped I could be the man he was. I extend my most sincere condolences for his passing.
    Mike Pannone

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