Alois David Capko, 81, of Port Clinton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in H. B. Magruder Hospital.
David was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Lakeside, the son of Joseph and Clara (Boytim) Capko. David graduated from Lakeside High School in 1950 and went on to graduate from Bowling Green State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1963 and a Master’s Degree in 1968.
On Sept. 16, 1953, in Marblehead, he married Lillian Wozniak, and she survives. David worked as a math and history teacher for the Port Clinton City Schools for more than 30 years, retiring in 1992. He also worked at U.S. Gypsum, Erie Ordinance Depot, and was the owner and operator of the fishing charter service “Nastazia” for 17 years.
David loved life and all his accomplishments, especially his 30 years teaching math and history at Port Clinton High School. He was an active member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Marblehead, where he was very involved in helping with building the new church and was always there to help no matter what was needed. David called bingo at the church and enjoyed all the players and volunteers. He was a member of the Carpatho-Rusyu Society.
David was a member of the Ottawa County Board of Elections, serving as chairman from 1974 to 1980. He enjoyed dart ball which he played at the Danbury churches, golf where he got a hole in one in Oct. 1995, and always enjoyed the fellowship and camaraderie of the guys. He also enjoyed wood working, yard work at which he was meticulous, fishing and bowling where he participated in the American Bowling Congress competition in Rochester, NY in 1956 with his team. He loved polka music and festivals. David played the accordion since the age of seven. He played in the Williams Accordion Band in Sandusky David will be greatly missed by his loving wife, family and friends.
Survivors include loving wife of 60 years, Lillian Capko of Port Clinton; brothers-in-law, Adolph Wozniak of Fort Wayne, Ind., Edwin (Lois) Wozniak of Pemberville, Ohio, and Alfred (Rosalyn) Wozniak; sister-in-law, Cecilia (Jim) Case of Las Vegas; many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Allen and Roger Capko.
A Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at St.Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Marblehead. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Marblehead.
Memorial donations in memory of David may be given to Hospice of Memorial Hospital, Clyde, H.B. Magruder Hospital, Fulton St., Port Clinton, OH 43452, or St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 506 E. Main St., Marblehead, OH 43440.
Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.