Catherine P. Capestany, 66

January 14, 2009

AUG. 18, 1942-JAN. 12, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Catherine Prioleau Capestany, 66, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital of breast cancer.

Born Aug. 18, 1942, in Charleston, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen Richardson Prioleau.

She attended Harlem School of Nursing, New York University and Temple University, where she earned a master's degree.

She became director of nursing at Harlem Hospital in New York.

She was a retired colonel of the U.S. military.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Efraim Capestany, whom she married in 1983; six sisters, Gwendolyn, Helena, Omie and Evelyn, all of South Carolina, and Elizabeth and Evelyn, both of New York; one brother, Rodney of South Carolina; and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. James R. O'Brien will officiate. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery, Chambersburg, with graveside military honors by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599.

Visitation will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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