David William Kapelan, 53, of Scranton died peacefully on Wednesday, September 25th at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born January 14, 1966 in Scranton, he was the son of Zena Homko Kapelan and the late John Kapelan, Sr. David was a 1984 graduate of West Scranton High School and held various positions of work, most recently at American Environmental Outfitters. He loved fishing, skiing, and camping with his friends.
Also surviving are a son Ian Kapelan and wife Jennifer; a grandson Braxton Kapelan; step grandchildren Sophia and Kayden; sisters Janet Silverberg and husband Alan; Barbara Kapelan; Christina Jones and husband Darin; his brother Johnny Kapelan, Jr.; several nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff, nurses and volunteers at Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their kindness and exceptional care of David. Also, gratitude to the doctors and nurses of the Oncology Department of the Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre and the Interim Home Healthcare Nurses.
A private memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Gan Arnold at the convenience of the family with burial at the Milwaukee Cemetery, Ransom Township, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Social Service, 500 S. Washington Ave., Scranton, 18505; or to the Community Intervention Center, 445 N. 6th Ave., Scranton, 18503.