Marjorie J. Cappiello

Born: Thu., Apr. 20, 1922
Died: Tue., Jul. 13, 2010

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Marjorie J. Cappiello - 88 of Pendleton died Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Juniper House in Pendleton. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 19 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pendleton. Burial will follow at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Marjorie may be made to Pendleton Right to Life, Umatilla County Historical Society or a charity of the donor's choice, and may be made directly, or in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Sign the online guestbook and send condolences at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Cappiello was born April 20, 1922, in Pendleton to William and Louise Schutz Scharn. Her grandparents, Henry and Margaret Thee Schultz were Pendleton pioneers, establishing the first brewery and ice house in the area in the late 1800's. A lifelong resident of Pendleton, she graduated high school from St. Joseph's Academy in 1939, and attended Seattle University majoring in history. Because of the start of WWII she returned to Pendleton in 1941 to assist in the family's business. She worked for G.F. Hodges Insurance for 6 years prior to her marriage to Michael Cappiello in 1946 in Pendleton. They lived in New Haven, Connecticut for two years and returned to Pendleton in 1948 when her husband took a position at the East Oregonian. She worked at the Oscar Schultz Agency from 1955, taking over ownership of the Agency with her brother Wm. H. Scharn Jr. in 1971 until her retirement in 1988. Mrs. Cappiello traveled extensively, was an avid bridge player and skier. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, St. Mary's Guild and was a volunteer for St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary. As a student of history she worked long hours as a volunteer archivist for the Umatilla County Historical Society. Mrs. Cappiello is survived by daughter Patricia Richard Schulberg of Salem; daughter Janet James Hasenkamp of Pendleton; son Michael Cappiello Charlene of Sunriver; sisters Bette Robert McLaughlin of Bend and Patricia Jack Monagle of Pendleton; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cappiello was preceded in death by her husband Michael, her brother Donald Scharn of Salem, and her brother William Scharn Jr. of Pendleton.

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