Darren Randall Capanna. Born Jan. 14, 1962, passed May 22, 2014, as the result of an auto accident. He was predeceased by his father, Ralph L. Capanna; grandparents, Robert and Leatha Archer and Anthony and Rose Capanna. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Paula and LeRoy Snook; brother, Perry R. Capanna; sister, Kacey Rae Capanna; step-sisters, Deneen L. Massey and Jamie Louise West (Gary); uncle, Anthony Capanna of Boone; aunt, Rita (Michael) Morneau of San Diego, Calif.; and his good friend, Rita Martinez. Darren was a graduate of Central High School in 1980 and was president of the Class of 1980. Darren was extremely intelligent, and a gentle, kind spirit. He was devoted to his family, especially his sister, Kacey Rae, and he loved the family's dog, Ozzie. He was dearly loved and will be dearly missed. A private family and friends service will be held at a future date. Donations in Darren's memory may be made to PAWS for Life or the animal shelter through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I just found out about Darren’s passing last week. I hadn’t seen him in many years, but I have lots of memories of him– particularly at Camp Crockett, and I will continue to think about him a lot.

    I wish his family the best and hope that they are able to heal in the best possible way.

  2. Ann and I were saddened by the news of Darren’s death. It’s been along time since Darren was in our lives but our memory of him is still only good. Darren worked on the staff of YMCA Camp Crockett(Jackson) while I was the Camp Director. I met Darren as a High School student and was able to see him mature in the in the years we were in Pueblo. He was always a go to guy when I needed some help at Camp or the YMCA. He was loved by campers and the staff, I fondly remember he and Snowdon trekking throught mountains above Rye, enjoying life to the fullest.

  3. To The Family and Friends of Darren Capanna:

    I am so very sorry for your pain, loss, and the absence of Darren. His silence and absence reveals an unfulfilled emptiness within our hearts, and a longing that only those whom loved him truly experience, and which
    only Our Heavenly Father can satiate.

    Darren (also once fondly known as Dovegan) and I spent many years together in the younger days of this life’s journey. The bulk of our time together was spent, among other things, serving others at the YMCA
    Camp Crockett (as it was called then). These were times and experiences that no one can take away from us and, in retrospect, were some of the finer times in our respective lives. Without question, because of the lovely souls that shared life with us SO openly and abundantly (Kirsten, Kelvin, Mark, and Randy, as only four of our many treasured examples), the joy that we had then became anchors and fond memories to retain; in retrospect, they became absolutely necessary in preparing for the challenges and journeys that we face today.

    For a season in my life, Darren was my very best friend; his spirit, sense of humor, and genuine care and concern for others was incredible… I found myself simply wanting to be in Darren’s presence, and to experience the journey of life with him. Even now, my heart, mind, and soul are flooded with SO many memories of Darren, which I do not expect to fade over time. He will be sadly missed, for the remainder f this life’s journey.

    My wife, Michele (whom never personally met Dovegan) would have welcomed the opportunity to meet with Darren and share our respective experiences and observations about this life’s journey, and the ramifications of our respective thoughts and actions.

    I personally last spoke with Darren on New Years Eve Day (12/31/2013). While we will no longer be able to converse directly with Darren in this lifetime, it is the prayer of my heart that Darren knew and recognized Jesus as Lord, and that the eternal afterlife for Darren is one of being in the presence of Our Lord. As we used to say: all roads DO lead to God… what will happen when you stand in front to Him? Will He be well-pleased or broken-hearted, by the measure of what has been witnessed within your heart? It is the prayer of my heart that I will be able to spend the whole of eternity with Darren with Jesus.

    With ALL of the love I possess, I freely release it to the Family and Friends of my dear Dovegan!

    Yours truly in Christ,
    Jeff & Michele Yarberry

  4. Prayers for your family. I graduated from Central with Darren. May you find peace in this difficult time.

  5. My loving cousin who I will always remember when we used to visit as little kids. What a kind, gentle, loving person and cousin. You are living in paradise now. Love you!

  6. To the family of Darren Capanna:
    Thoughts And Prayers are with each of you at this. Diffficult time.I went to school with Darren . He was such a good person to know.

    Teri Abbate @ Family

  7. The Capanna Family:
    Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He will be greatly missed.I went to school with Darren. He was such a good classmate.
    Debbie Gentile, Vincent Gentile, @Anna Lee Gentile

  8. I was sad to hear about Darren’s passing. All thoughts and prayers are with Paula and the Family. Darren was a very dear friend. I’ll miss him and always remember him.

    John Catalano

  9. Mrs Capanna My family and I pray for you through this trying time. As I reflect on the past growing up with Darren and your family, so many fond memories are relived. May your faith guide you and give you strength. Respectfully, John Brodie

  10. I went to school with Darren since we were 5 years old. I will always remember his kind heart and his fun loving spirit. My prayers are with you. It is a true gift to have grown up with him.

  11. As a teenager I grew up around Darren. He had an infectious laugh, an adventurous spirit and a gentle and kind heart. Way back then, he had a huge Mountain Pyrenees dog named “Snowden” that he adored. He loved nature, loved the mountains and loved his family so much. I remember him keenly and he will always have a special place in my heart. “Fly high Darren, to a place that is filled with beauty and serenity. I know your Dad will be standing there, not sitting, with his arms outstretched and a smile on his face to greet you, Joy and peace will be yours. God Bless You and God Bless your family in this trying and difficult time.” You will be missed. Kirsten Schorg (Seilheimer)

  12. My parents were Sam and Kate Pusatory. I grew up knowing Ralphie and Rita. Today I read that your son is gone. I can\’t tell you how sorry I am. Yours is a family with more than your share of sorrows. I would love to sit and talk with you someday about your son and days so long ago. God Bless.

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