On Sunday, July 12, 2020, Domiciano (“Demy”) Capitly, beloved husband and father, passed away at the age of 77. He was born on December 28, 1942 in Capas, Tarlac in the Philippines. After marrying his love Conchita Reyes on July 20, 1969, Demy came to the United States with dreams of living the lyrics to one of his favorite songs, New York, New York – because if he could make it here, he could make it anywhere. And he did. He completed his medical internship at Misericordia Hospital in the Bronx, New York and his residency in Internal Medicine at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey. Demy and Conchita eventually settled in Scotch Plains, New Jersey where they raised four daughters.
To all who knew him, Demy was soft-spoken, kind, and compassionate. Though typically a man of few words, he was an amazing storyteller and loved to share what he called his “pearls of wisdom.” Demy was a fan of the New York Yankees and loved going to the racetrack. Always dapper, he was almost never without one of his signature hats, his favorite accessory. Demy was happiest spending time with his family, enjoying a good meal and conversation.
His passion for medicine was clear in his 42 years of private practice. But even as a man of Science, he was equally a man of faith with strong Catholic beliefs. He perfectly balanced the two and lived his life so beautifully doing what was truly most important to him – caring for others.
Demy was preceded in death by his parents (Bonifacio and Leona), sister (Eleanor), and brother (Antonio). He will be sadly missed by his wife of 51 years, Conchita, and his daughters Melissa (Joseph DeRamos), Diane, Tina (David Berger), and Crissy. As an expression of condolences, his family asks you to consider making a donation in his memory to either Center for Hope https://www.cfhh.org/donate.html or The National Kidney Foundation https://www.kidney.org/donation.