Joseph Captain


93, of Rochelle Park, formerly of Manhattan, NY, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Villa Marie Claire surrounded by family. A member of the greatest generation, he graduated from Manhattan School of Aviation Trades and joined the Army Air Force proudly serving his country during World War II until 1946. He attended the University of Miami on the GI bill and also graduated from New York Law school first in his class. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1954 and practiced as a self employed attorney in New York City. He was a member of the American Legion Post #170, Rochelle Park and the Rochelle Park seniors. He was a man of varied interests and loved learning. He enjoyed world politics, music, movies, horse racing, and the stock market. His love, wisdom, and advice will never be forgotten as he was the “captain” of our family.

Beloved husband of almost 51 precious years to Audrey (nee Frayer). Loving and proud father of Laura C. McAtee and her husband John Jeffrey of Pennsylvania. Cherished grandfather of Luke Joseph McAtee. Predeceased by his brother Sal Capitano and wife Lillian and by his sister Marie and husband Curt Roane and husband Eugene Enyart. He is survived by several nephews and a niece.

Family will receive friends on Saturday April 6, 2019 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday April 6, 2019 at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home. Interment will be held privately.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Joseph's memory may be made to Rochelle Park Ambulance Corps 151 West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 or Villa Marie Claire 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666.

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Posted by Theresa Neshan on April 6, 2019 9:26 AM x

This Obituary was one of the nicest I have read. I never had the pleasure of meeting Joe, but I did have the pleasure of knowing his lovely wife, Audrey, who was devoted to him and showed her love for Joe by her care for him. Joe is finally at peace. I send my Love and deepest sympathy to Audrey and her family. With prayers, Terry

Posted by Kristin, Nick and Zach on April 4, 2019 2:14 AM x

Our condolences on the passing of a wonderful man and great husband, father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with during this difficult time. Sending you love and comfort.


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