Obituary: Patricia Ann (Shishkoff) Capella



Patricia Ann (Shishkoff) Capella died April 14 surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by her husband, John N. Capella; three children, John William Capella (wife Anne and children John, Anthony and Nick); Janice Specht (husband John); and Lisa McDonald (husband Rich and children Christi and Marissa); two sisters, Judy (Walt) Ickes and Joan (Nick) Raphael; and the many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten.

Pat lived for her family and she loved to attend to everyone’s various needs throughout the years. Unselfishly and true to form, she would cook all of our favorite foods even when her own dietary restrictions wouldn’t allow her to eat them. She was a talented artist who loved to paint and her artwork can be seen throughout the house. She was an active bridge player and loved her various card clubs and welcome wagon club, as each group of friends were very dear to her and provided her with so many good times.

Perhaps the most important lesson that Pat imparted was that life should be lived in a positive and joyful way. She was kind-hearted and always had a great, uplifting attitude. As a cancer survivor, she was thankful for the extra time she was given, and no matter how she felt physically, she always presented a happy and cheerful disposition. She delighted in the simple things in life, and she treasured any activity that involved her grandchildren – like playing a game of slap jack or catching fire flies in glass jars.

Patricia was a devoted wife of nearly 60 years. Most of all, she loved her entire family dearly. She will be missed, but comfort is found in knowing that she is reunited with her beloved mother, Lavonne, and father, Blagoy.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.


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