Obit: Capati, Nazario Reyes (1933 - 2006)
Contact:  Shari Hahn

Surnames: Capati, Reyes, Camaya, Mendoza, Magat, Gaddi, Hanson, Willauer, Layug, Roth, David

----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County,Wis.)June 10, 2006

Capati, Dr. Nazario Reyes (28 July 1933 - June 2006)

NEILLSVILLE -- Dr. Nazario Reyes Capati was born July 28, 1933, in Pulang Masle Guagua Pampanga in the Philippines. His mother was Francisca R. Reyes and his father was Carmelino B. Capati Sr. He attended Del Carmen Elementary School in Pampanga and secondary school at Guagua National College in Pampanga. He graduated from medical school at Manila Central University in 1959.

On Dec. 10, 1958, he married Ana Camaya in Manila and soon after they ventured together to the United States to fulfill their dreams. In 1959, he finished his post-graduate internship at Youngstown Hospital Association in Ohio and later completed a surgical residency at Baroness Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dr. Capati began a fellowship in thoracic surgery at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg in Canada in 1966 and in 1967, he started his practice with the Neillsville Clinic.

For 24 years, Dr. Capati served the hospital and community for many years performing general surgery and family practice, in addition to covering the emergency room at Memorial Hospital until his retirement in 1991.

In his retirement, he enjoyed landscaping, gardening, cooking, baking, spending winters in Florida and entertaining his children and grandchildren whenever they were able to see each other.

Dr. Capati was preceded in death by his mother and father; his daughters, Carol Jean ("Kine") and Anne Marie; and his sister, Adoracion David (Carlos).

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Carmel Capati; his sisters, Erlinda Mendoza, Zenaida Magat (Abelardo) and Carmelita Gaddi (Diosdado); his brother, Carmelino Capati (Concepcion); his grandchildren, Olivia and Maxwell Hanson, Jordan and Luca Willauer; and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the U.S. and the Philippines.

Visitation will be held at Gesche Funeral Home from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. with a Mass of Christian burial by the Very Rev. Woodrow Pace at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville, Wis. Pallbearers will be Edwin David, John Willauer, Alex Layug, Benedict Layug, Michael Capati and Tony Roth.

In lieu of sending flowers and gifts, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.



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