Deaths Death Notices
CAPLE, Dana L.
CAPLE - Dana L. Age 68, of North Tonawanda, unexpectedly on February 25, 2016; beloved husband of the late Patricia Ann (nee Ritch); father of Shawn (Renee) Caple, Jenny (Joel) Kalpinski, and Missy (Michael) Miranda; grandfather to Rebecca and Emily Caple. A veteran of the US Air Force having also served in Vietnam, Dana went on to a long, fulfilling career in security and law enforcement. He was employed by the Miami-Dade Sheriff's Department before returning back to Buffalo where he worked for the Erie County Sheriff's Department, Village of Lewiston Police Department, and the New York State Power Authority. He is remembered by family, friends, and colleagues for his sharp wit and dry, under-the-radar sense of humor, his encyclopedia-level knowledge of facts and figures on every topic imaginable, his well-articulated, thoughtful (and sometimes painstakingly long...!) advice on all matters however great or small, his trademark Zippo and Marlboro Reds, his taste for the occasional rum and coke or John McKenna whiskey, his not-so-occasional taste for cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, and doughnuts, and his lifelong love and compassion for animals, especially his 15-year companion and "junkyard" dog, Munkie. Family will be present to receive friends from 4-6 PM at FRETTHOLD FUNERAL HOME, 1241 Oliver Street (at Ward Road) in North Tonawanda, this Saturday, March 19. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Flowers gratefully declined; memorials may be made to the Niagara County S.P.C.A.