We regret to report the passing on Tuesday, June 12 of Tony Capozzo, 70, of Richmond, Michigan. Mr. Capozzo and his sons Charlie and Nick have campaigned the "Cruel Intentions" John Deere Super Farm for a decade on the Grand and Regional National and Wolverine state circuits.
Mr. Capozzo served our nation in the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Richmond Lions Club since 1977, assuming several leadership roles, and of the St. Augustine Catholic Church of Richmond.
The proprietor of Capozzo & Sons Excavating, Mr. Capozzo was dedicated to year-round pulling at all levels with anything painted John Deere green. He and his sons have for several years owned and operated the "Devil Deere" Model A and the "Ace in the Hole" 70 in Division III on the National Antique Tractor Pullers Association and Eastern Michigan Tractor Pullers Association, of which he was a charter member.
Mr. Capozzo is survived by siblings Carol (Jerry) Orr, Margaret (Matt) Gaskin, and Jim (Lori); sons Charlie (Barb), Scott (Jessica), and Nick (Amy); and grandchildren Madison, Taylor, Peyton, Dalton, Britton, and Rylee. His complete obituary may be found here.
Visitation for Mr. Capozzo's family and friends will be Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Rewalt-Peshek Funeral Home, 68655 Stoecker Lane, Richmond, Michigan 48062 (586.727.7519). A Scripture Service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. His Funeral Mass will be Monday at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 68035 Main Street in Richmond (804.275.7962).
Memorial donations may be made to the Richmond Lions Club, P.O. Box 221, Richmond, Michigan 48062.
Please think of Charlie, Nick, and their brother Scott in their time of sorrow.