We have been informed that the Rev. Robert W. Capwell Sr., a retired clergy member of the EPA Conference, died May 31. He was 87.
Born in Scranton, Pa., Capwell was a World War II veteran. He was a longtime minister of the Wilkinson United Methodist Church in Croydon. He was a member of the Lower Bucks County Chaplaincy and a founder and original member of the Croydon Town Watch. He enjoyed woodworking.
Rev. Capwell retired in 1997. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna (Martin) Capwell; his parents, Dana and Florence (Ludwick) Capwell; and a sister, Elizabeth Gerrity. He is survived by his children, Jayne Capwell-Gibbs (Frank) of Croydon, Wendy Headman (Thomas) of Ohio, and Robert W. Capwell Jr. (Lisa) of Philadelphia; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family would appreciate donations to the Wilkinson United Methodist Church. Please send condolences in care of his surviving daughter, Mrs. Jayne M. Capwell-Gibbs at 1405 Miller Avenue, Croydon, PA 19021