Arthur Donald 'Don' Wagner, 71
Arthur Donald "Don" Wagner, 71, died March 5, 2000 at home after a long illness with cancer.
He was the husband of Barbara (Burdett) Wagner. They were married in 1955.
Raised in Somerville, Mr. Wagner was a 1947 graduate of Somerville High School where he was president of the class and a star halfback on the undefeated football team. After high school, he served as a staff sergeant in Europe in the United States Air Force, where he also played football.
A 1956 graduate of Northeastern University majoring in English and journalism, Mr. Wagner was employed by Shell Oil Co. until 1965. That year, he moved his family from Reading to South Dennis and began a long career in education, during which he earned his master's degree in education from Boston State College. For 27 years, he taught in the Barnstable school system, spending 26 years as a fifth-grade teacher at the Centerville Elementary School. He retired in 1994.
Active in Somerville High School reunion activities, Mr. Wagner and his wife were mainstays of the class reunion committee.
He enjoyed outdoor activities with his children and grandchildren, especially visiting the northside Dennis beaches. He and his wife enjoyed cruising and visited ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe and the South Pacific. Mr. Wagner was a member of the South Yarmouth United Methodist Church.
Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Linda A. Bishop of Yarmouthport and Dawn Ellen Wagner-Rothfeld of Glendale, Calif.; three sons, Mark A. Wagner of Merrimack, N.H., Paul A. Wagner of Milford and Jonathan A. Wagner of Marshfield; a brother, Robert L. Wagner of Somerville; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the South Yarmouth United Methodist Church. Burial was private.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675; or the Memorial Fund of the South Yarmouth United Methodist Church, 322 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, MA 02664.
Amanda C. Allen, 33
Hollywood, Fla. - Amanda C. Allen, 33, a former Hyannis resident, died Feb. 22, 2000 in Florida.
Ms. Allen was born in Yarmouth and attended Barnstable High School. She worked briefly for the Animal Rescue League in Brewster before moving to Florida. She also worked at her parents' restaurants, Mildred's Chowder House in Hyannis, the Forge-N-Sea, and Lobster in the Rough.
She is survived by her parents, Bob and Judy Allen of Hallendale, Fla.; two sisters, Heather Bushey of Delray Beach, Fla., and Melissa Healy of the United Kingdom; a grandmother, Bunny Chase of South Yarmouth; and three aunts, Ginny Garcia Chase of South Yarmouth, Marjorie Homer of West Yarmouth and Carol Reynolds of West Yarmouth.
Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League in Brewster, P.O. Box 1265, Brewster, MA 06231.
Marvin O. Campbell, 92
Centerville - Marvin O. Campbell, 92, a resident of Centerville, died March 23, 2000 at the Center for Optimum Care in Mashpee.
He was the husband of Norma L. (Preston) Campbell.
Born in Somerville, Mr. Campbell was a graduate of Somerville and also attended Northeastern University.
Mr. Campbell was a salesman for Tileston & Hollingsworth Paper Co. in Boston. He later became retail manager for the same company. He retired in 1980.
He served as executive secretary for the Paper Manufacturing Association and for the Paper Trade Association. He was a life member of the Cape Cod Model Train Club.
A former resident of Wayland, Mr. Campbell moved to Centerville in 1982.
Surviving besides his wife are two nephews and a niece.
Anthony P. Capelle Sr., 70
Marstons Mills - Anthony P. Capelle Sr., 70, a Cape resident since 1973, died March 21, 2000 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a long illness with heart disease.
He was the husband of Rose I. (Hayward) Capelle for 53 years.
Born in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., Mr. Capelle was educated in Worcester area schools. He lived in the Worcester and Shrewsbury area before moving to Marstons Mills in 1973.
Mr. Capelle was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
An amateur radio operator, he was known as W1BBK, formerly K1VNS. He was also a charter member of the Cape Cod Lodge No. 2404, Order Sons of Italy and Veterans of Underage Military Service.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Marie Williams of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sons, Anthony P. Capelle Jr. of Deerfield, N.H., and David Capelle of Shrewsbury; a sister, Gloria Habib of Worcester; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the U.S.C.G. Community Chapel, South Inner Road, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Bourne. Burial is in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Memorial donations may be made to the Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Hyannis, MA 02601.
Donald C. Chalmers Jr., 76
Yarmouthport - Donald Creighton Chalmers Jr., 76, a resident of Yarmouthport for 14 years and former summer resident of Hyannisport, died March 21, 2000 at the Windsor Nursing Home in South Yarmouth.
He was the husband of Norma May (McIntosh) (Kavanagh) Chalmers and the late Dorothy (Gregorio) Chalmers.
Born in Newton, Mr. Chalmers lived there most of his life before moving to Yarmouthport 14 years ago. He graduated from Newton High School in 1942 and attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Mr. Chalmers enlisted in the Marine Corps during World War II. After his discharge, he was considered for the Red Sox Farm Team, but returned to Bates College and graduated in 1950.
As a teenager, he summered in Hyannisport and went to caddy camp, becoming an avid golfer.
Mr. Chalmers was a merchandiser for Hendries Ice Cream Corp. in Milton for 25 years until his retirement in 1987. After moving to Yarmouthport, he worked part time for Purity/Star Market in South Yarmouth.
A member of the Bayberry Hills and Bass River golf clubs, he was also a member of the STARS group at the United Methodist Church in South Yarmouth.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Thomas Chalmers of Old Bridge, N.J., and Robert Chalmers of Worcester; a daughter, Susan Delaney of Milford; a sister, Marilyn Horvath of Wayland; three stepchildren, Kathy (Kavanagh) Guinn of Lee's Summit, Mo., Glenn Kavanagh of Hyannis and Scott Kavanagh of Cranberry Township, Pa.; five grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, 322 Main St., South Yarmouth, MA 02664.
Myron W. Chaput, 89
West Barnstable - Myron W. Chaput, 89, a Cape resident since 1971, died March 20, 2000 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.
He was the husband of Mary E. (Kelley) Chaput, who died in 1996. They had been married for 54 years.
Born in Haverhill, Mr. Chaput was a graduate of Wentworth Institute and Northeastern University. He moved to West Barnstable in 1971 from Bridgewater.
Mr. Chaput was a World War II Navy veteran, serving as a captain on a mine sweeper. He worked for more than 30 years for Texaco Oil as a sales manager until retiring in 1965.
He repaired antique clocks, played the trumpet in orchestras and dance bands and was a recipient of the Marion Medal from the Fall River Diocese.
Surviving are five children, Andrea Kefor of Norton, Leslie Chaput of Groton, Stephen Chaput of Northampton, Joseph Chaput of St. Albans, Vt., and Noel Chaput of West Barnstable; a sister, Marjorie Janes of Tallahassee, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Cape Cod, 895 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis, MA 02601.
John H. Ciccolo
Centerville - John H. Ciccolo, a Cape resident since 1953, died March 22, 2000 at Cape Regency Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Home in Centerville.
He was the husband of Ernestine Bourne for 59 years.
Born in Somerville, Mr. Ciccolo graduated from Somerville High School in 1930.
He was employed by the Carborundum Co. and Simonds Abrasive.
During the thirties Mr. Ciccolo played saxophone and clarinet with Bobby Hackett, Charlie Barnett, Jerry Gray, Armando Correia, Vaughn Monroe, Ray Conniff, Henry Allen, Teddy Roy and other groups. In 1932, during his first visit to Cape Cod, he played at the Arcadia ballroom in Harwich when Red Skelton was the featured comedian.
In 1953 Mr. Ciccolo moved his family to North Falmouth from West Springfield, and in 1962 they moved to Centerville.
Mr. Ciccolo was a member of the Osterville Men's Club since 1968, past president of the Centerville Historical Society and a member of the horticultural society.
In 1987 he formed the Liberty Hall Jazz Band and in 1993 the Liberty Hall Jazz Quartet. In 1996 he designed and implemented an Internet web site (libertyhall.com) for the quartet.
Memorial donations may be made to the C-O-MM Rescue Squad, 1875 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632.
Robert P. Elliott, 73
Centerville - Robert P. Elliott, 73, a resident of Centerville, died March 21, 2000 at his home.
Born in Hyannis, Mr. Elliott was educated in Barnstable schools and served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific Theater.
Mr. Elliott worked for New England Telephone Co. for many years and was a past town representative.
A 25-year friend of Bill W., he also enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Surviving are three sons, Dennis J. Elliott of Plymouth, Patrick R. Elliott of Mashpee and Mark S. Elliott of Cotuit; three daughters, Christy A. Elliott of Mashpee, Kathleen Smolinski of Buzzards Bay and Elizabeth M. Hodgkins of Marstons Mills; a brother, Richard A. Elliott of Portsmouth, R.I.; four sisters, Peg Koomey of Grafton, Elizabeth Souza of Cotuit and Marie Fellows and Anne Melanson, both of Centerville; his former wife, Margaret Elliott of Cotuit; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02675; or to Cape Challenge, 150 Bank St., Harwich Port, MA 02646.
Cynthia B. Failey, 58
Cummaquid Heights - Cynthia Bickford (Cassidy) Failey, 58, a resident of Cummaquid, died unexpectedly March 24, 2000 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.
She was the wife of Lawrence T. Failey since 1991.
Born in Dedham, Mrs. Failey was a graduate of Amhurst High School in Buffalo, N.Y. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, N.J., with a bachelor's degree in English.
Mrs. Failey was employed at the Cape Cod Five in Orleans. Prior to her family's move to the Cape, she held the position of office manager for the Excess Line Association of New York. She was the former manager of special operations for Commercial Life Insurance Co. in Piscataway, N.J.
She also held the positions of vice president, Intercontinental Securities Inc.; vice president, Intercontinental Growth Plans Inc.; and assistant vice president, Intercontinental Life Insurance Co. in Elizabeth, N.J.
Mrs. Failey loved to garden. She was also an accomplished pianist, and an active member of the Cummaquid Heights Association.
Surviving besides her husband are a brother-in-law, William A. Failey of Auburn, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, greatnephews and cousins.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.