FULTON, NY – Gary E. Caprin Sr., 65, of Fulton, died Wednesday July 4, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.
Born in Fulton, he was a life resident of the Fulton – Oswego area.
Gary retired from Oswego City School District in 2008 after 23 years as a custodian.
He had previously worked for Laborers Local 214.
An avid bowler, Gary was inducted into the Fulton Bowling Hall of Fame.
For many years, Gary played Santa Claus at the family home on Bronson Street in Oswego entertaining the neighborhood children.
He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Mabel Caprin; sister, Mabel Kimball; brothers, William “Jim,” Raymond, Billy and Richard Caprin; and by a niece, Maurine Caprin.
Surviving: his companion of 27 years, Sharon Watson of Fulton; a son, Gary (Denise) Caprin Jr. of Oswego; a daughter, Heidi (Fran) Rowe of Oswego; six grandchildren, Gary III, Andrew, Marina, Mason, CJ and Adam; step-children, Carl (Kelly) Watson of Hannibal, Wayne (Bridgett) Watson of Fulton and Julie (Warren Newman) Carter of Fulton; brother, Bernard (Dorothy) Caprin of Fulton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. with a 4 p.m. service to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Graveside services will be held Monday 10 a.m. at Fairdale Rural Cemetery, Hannibal.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.