Charles Kapnick 1920 - 2017


Obituary of Charles Kapnick

Charles “Ossie” Kapnick, 96, passed away peacefully of old age on March 1, 2017. He was born May 28, 1920 in Bronx, NY to the late Samuel and Bessie (Nadal) Kapnick. Charles attended James Monroe High School in New York. He served in the United States Army 17th Armored Infantry Battalion which was one of the most battle hardened units of the 12th Armored Division that played a significant role in blunting “Hitler’s Last Eruption” and subsequently participated in the liberation of the last piece of French soil, the Colmar Pocket. His unit was then secretly attached to Patton’s Third Army which became known as the “Mystery Division” that led the Third Army as a vanguard through Germany to the Rhine River. He was decorated with a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and other distinguished campaign medals including three Bronze Service Stars. Mr. Kapnick was a well-respected sales manager for 70 years and a top salesman for 5 consecutive years for White Westinghouse appliance goods. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. Mr. Kapnick is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth, his three sons Stewart and his wife Alison of New City, NY, Mark of Manhattan, Joel and his wife Lisa of Ardsley, NY and four grandchildren Jordan Leigh, Michael Taylor, Jake Matthew and Zachary Blake Kapnick. Ossie was predeceased by his brother Emanuel “Red” Kapnick. Memorial contributions in Mr. Kapnick’s memory may be made to the Jewish National Fund or to the charity of your choice.

Funeral Service

11:30 am Thursday, March 2, 2017
Weinstein Memorial Chapel, Inc.
1652 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, New York, United States

Cantor Chanin Becker


1:30 pm Thursday, March 2, 2017
Sharon Gardens Cemetery
273 Lakeview Avenue
Valhalla, New York, United States

Memorial Contributions

Jewish National Fund 78 Randall Avenue Rockville Centre, NY 11570 If you would like to donate online - click on the link to the left.

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    Bob & Teri Lucas says

    Joel to you, your Mom Ruth and family during this difficult time of loss. We pray for you. We pray for you to experience peace. We pray you receive comfort and consolation. We pray in Ossie's absence, may loving memories of him continue to brighten your days and strengthen you from his example during hard trying times. He was a very good man. We fondly remember dealing with him in the store on E 233rd St. See you in Mount Vernon in a couple of weeks. He reminded me of my Dad. Bob

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    Joseph and Gina Lodi says

    To the Kapnick family,

    Its never an easy time when a family loses a loved one. Charles seemed to have a long and really great life. We wish we could have known Charles better as he certainly sounded like a great man. We pray that he continues to be an inspiration to your whole family. We pray for your family in this time of need.

    With the most love and sympathy,

    The Lodi family Joe, Gina, Sienna Rose and Jojo

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