Frank Capasso

July 10, 1931 - July 18, 2014
Frank Capasso

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FRANK CAPASSO, 83, of Wilmington died Friday in the care of Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

A native of East Orange, New Jersey, and a multi-media artist, educator, actor, athlete, and Korean War Veteran, Frank relocated to the area in 2004 and became active in the local art and theatre scenes.

He is survived by son Jon Capasso and wife Teresa of Novato, California, son Chris Capasso and wife Robin of Andover, New Jersey, daughter Leanne Prete and husband Philip of Wilmington and grandchildren Julia Capasso and Alex Capasso both in California.

Friends are invited to an informal celebration of Frank’s life Wednesday, July 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, his children request that donations be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice ( or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (

Frank’s retrospective gallery can be viewed at

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  • September 16, 2022
    Albert Gomes, retire art director. says:
    I had a opportunity to exhibit Franks work at the Silver Coast Winery Art Gallery a year prior to his pasting. I love his work, his dry humour, wish I had gotten to know him earlier. would had loved to enjoy a nice bottle of Amarrone with him. He is missed.

  • September 07, 2022
    Carmela says:
    Mr Capasso was a great professor and great person.

  • July 21, 2014
    Laurene Perry says:
    I will forever hold the memory of my friend Frank in my heart. He was a warm, gentle, compassionate man with outstanding talent both on canvas and on the stage. It was my honor to know him and to count him among my friends.

  • July 21, 2014
    Lynn and Rick Harris says:
    Our condolences to you, Phil and your family. We will see you Wednesday evening to celebrate your Dad. Love and hugs, Lynn and Rick