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Joseph Francis Caparo


Joe was the youngest son of Dr. Jose and Elizabeth Caparo of South Bend, Indiana. He studied at Notre Dame and Indiana Universities.

A WWII and Korean veteran, he taught and coached at Warren, Beech Grove and Creston schools. He served Indiana for over 35 years as Program Director with the American Lung Association, where he designed and implemented the first statewide smoking withdrawal clinics. A Phi Delta Kappa, he lobbied for respiratory public health issues at the Indiana General Assembly and was President of numerous organizations including the Torch Club, the Indiana Council on World Affairs, and the Asian Arts Society. He traveled and lectured internationally and enjoyed many happy years with his family.

He was survived by Betty, his wife of 54 years, and his sons Joseph (Angela) and Daniel (Kathy).

Services were conducted on January 8, 2007 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Indianapolis. Arrangements were handled by Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center, Broad Ripple


06/15/2022 EJS

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