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Hazleton Senior High School
Class Of 1973


Joseph C. Caputo, Jr.

Joseph C. Caputo Jr., 65, formerly of Hazleton and Drums, passed away Thursday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.

Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Joseph C. Sr. and Marian Carelli Caputo.

He was the director of pharmacy at St. Joseph Medical Center in Hazleton and Greater Hazleton Health Alliance for 20 years and lived in Arizona for 15 years. He worked as a senior corporate director of pharmacy with Comprehensive Pharmacy Services and was licensed in 29 states and territories managing hospital pharmacies across the country and in Puerto Rico. While employed with CPS, Joseph earned the outstanding pharmacist of the year in 2016. He retired in 2017 and moved to Georgetown, Texas.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his maternal grandparents, Vito and Angeline Barletta Carelli; and his paternal grandparents, Salvadore and Mary Raguso Caputo.

Surviving are his twin children, Todd Caputo; and Gretchen Caputo Kane and her husband, Michael; life partner of 10 years, Joseph Abumrad; aunt, Jean Caputo Bindo; uncle, Frank Carelli; and many cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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