Thomas H. Capron



Port Leyden- Thomas H. Capron, 77, of James St. passed away at his residence on Thursday, February 25, 2021, while under the loving care of his wife, Jean and his family.


Tom was born in Boonville, a son of Charles and Anna Grace Hines Capron.  He grew up in Boonville receiving his education at Boonville Central School.  For thirty-five years Mr. Capron was employed in the finishing department of Ethan Allen Furniture Co. Boonville.  


On August 21, 1965, Tom was united in marriage with Jean M. Samson; in 1971, the couple moved to their present home in Port Leyden.  


Tom enjoyed people and helping people; for many years he drove for Volunteer Transportation of Jefferson & Lewis County and also served for many years as a volunteer fireman, EMT and ambulance driver for Port Leyden Fire Company.  


Most of all Tom loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, Jean, of nearly 56 years, Tom is survived by two children; Christina Capron, Alabama and Jon (Cari) Capron, Port Leyden; his siblings, Maynard (Charlene) Capron, Betty (William) Laquay and Larry Capron.  Tom was preceded in death by his infant son, Thomas Matthew Capron, his parents, Charles and Anna Grace Capron and his brothers, Clarence, William and Walter Capron.  


He was an Honorary Life Member of J.S. Koster Hose Company, Port Leyden, Lewis County Volunteer Police Association and he served on the Board of Directors of Whitton Place Apartments, Port Leyden.  


His family wishes to extend a huge note of heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville and the I.C.U. Nurses, Respiratory Therapy Department and to Lewis County Search and Rescue for bringing Tom home from the hospital and to Dr. Lynn Pisaniello for her very professional care of Tom.  


A graveside service will be later this year, in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville, at a date and time to be announced.  There are no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made to J.S. Koster Hose Company, P.O. box 652, Port Leyden, NY 13433.  His arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.


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