Joseph W. Kapis, Jr.

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | March 06, 2020

Joseph W. Kapis, Jr., 82, of Buena Vista, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020. He was born February 22, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Joseph W. Kapis Sr., and the late Anna (Marish) Kapis. He was the husband of the late Diane (McNulty) Kapis who passed away April 27, 2008. Joseph was a retired Machinist for the former Westinghouse Air Brake and was a member of the Eleventh Ward Welfare Association, the Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Association and the Buena Vista Fire Co.

He is survived by his daughters, Joelle Kapis-Holland and Sarah (Jeffrey) Kapis-Ryan of White Oak, son, Kirk (Tonya) Kapis of Trafford, sisters, Catherine Johnson of Philadelphia, Betty Flowers of Jeannette, and Rita (John) Yaugh of McKeesport, grandchildren, Jesse and Jacob Holland, Reece Kapis and Reagan and Cameron Ryan, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by brother Robert Kapis who passed away March 6, 2005. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township.  (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences may be made at

Originally published March 06, 2020.

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