Jane Marie Capozzi
Jane Marie (Saltsman) Capozzi, 84, passed from this earthly world into the arms of the Lord on August 15, 2019, with her son by her side, following a brief stay at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish, Montana. She was born in St. Johnsville, NY, on June 26, 1935, the oldest of three children, to Caroline (Frank) and George Saltsman,
Jane was raised on the family dairy farm in St. Johnsville until she attended Business College in Amsterdam, NY. Upon graduating, she was hired by General Electric Company in Schenectady, NY, where she met her husband-to-be Eugene Anthony Capozzi. Married in 1957, the two settled in Schenectady, NY, and were together for 49 years until her husband passed suddenly in 2006.
Jane spent most of her career employed by the Office of General Services for the State of New York. While she had several official duties, roles and responsibilities, it was the ones she volunteered for in helping others that gave her the most satisfaction and that she will be remembered for. She was the local chapter president for the Civil Service Employees Association. Her strong commitment to fair treatment and employee rights was admiral. Outside of work she was active in a variety of church activities, always with a focus on helping others. Additionally, she served as an ombudsman for nursing home residents in upstate NY. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and creating crafts through knitting, quilting, painting and a variety of other mediums.
Jane was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is survived by her son Eugene Leonard Capozzi, 60, who is currently transitioning from Wasilla, Alaska, to Kalispell, MT. Additionally, she is survived by her two brothers Duane and Terry Saltsman, their wives Jane and Audrey respectively, and her many nieces and nephews.
The schedule for memorial services will be determined at a later date. In lieu of flowers, her son asks that donations be made in her name to organizations that she felt strongly about. Suggestions are the Society for the Prevention to Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), City Mission or your local homeless shelter, organizations that help children, the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), or your local Hospice organization.
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