Donald J. “Don” Caprino

June 04, 1938 ‒ January 07, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Donald Joseph Caprino, age 81, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Marion General Hospital.

Don was born in Marion, Ohio on June 4, 1938 to the late Anthony and May (Bumgarter) Caprino and attended Harding High School graduating in 1956.

Don worked as a bar tender at the Scotch and Sirloin, here he met Teresa Ann Lamb and the two were wed shortly after on November 3, 1991.  In addition to working at The Scotch and Sirloin, Don was the Director of Disaster Services for Marion County retiring after more than 20 years of service.

Don was a long time member of The Prospect Lions Club.  He enjoyed countless trips to Vegas with his wife and cruises to Alaska.  Don had a huge heart and loved to make his friends and family laugh.  In his free time, Don enjoyed working in his garden growing tomatoes.

Don is survived by wife, Teresa; daughters, Cheri Caprino and Julie (Ryan) Hamilton of Richwood, grandchildren, Zach (Cassidy), Ben, and Nick Hamilton, and Megan and Mary Barlow; great-grandson, Peyton Wood; and sisters, Gloria and Betty Caprino.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by sister, Carol Lieb.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 3 until 7 pm.  A memorial service will be held 11 am Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in Don’s honor to Prospect Lion’s Club or The American Cancer Society.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Don’s family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I worked with Don for many years at the Scotch and Sirloin in Marion. He was intelligent, hard-working, and fun. He will be remembered by many and sorely missed by those who knew him.

  • Sorry to hear about don he will be missed i always injoyed visiting him a family gathering

  • Cheri,
    I am very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I remember you well from Indian Mound. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.

  • Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a loyal and very dependable employee of my late husbands and mine at the Scotch and Sirloin. Condolences to the family.

  • My deepest sympathy to Don’s family. We were neighbors as kids and loved teasing & being mischievous together. We were classmates in high school but failed to keep in touch….May your many wonderful memories be a comfort to you all during this difficult time.

  • My Sincere Sympathy to Don’s family. Spent many fine nights with Don when he was a member of the Marion Evening Lions Club. I can think of no one who was a more dedicated member of Lions than Don. Always in service to our club and to others and would help anyone at any time. Don’s spirit will certainly be missed by all who knew him and the good work he did for the Marion community whether it was with Disaster Services, Lions Club, or wherever his help was needed. Bless you my friend, for all you did in community service for so many years. Rest peacefully, good and faithful servant. Bill Rudy

  • Please know Don Caprino leaves a huge imprint on the lives of everyone he
    touched. He was a great high school friend as well as our adult lives. Our
    mothers were related with the last name of Bumgartner.

  • I am saddened to read about Don today. Dan was a wonderful person and was always willing to discuss any issue with anyone. I will miss his smile and laughter.

  • Don was a classmate at Harding. Don served as President of the Flywheels club. I recall Don as a fine young man even at that early age.

  • To Don’s Family, So sorry for the lose of your husband , father and grandfather. My you all share plenty of memories with one another and your children. Theresa would you please stay in touch. You all please take care .

  • Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We send our condolences and sympathies to family and friends. He will be missed.