VERO BEACH, Fla. — Edythe R. Wirick Capron, 84, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at the VNA Hospice in Vero Beach.
Edythe was born June 1, 1924, in Philadelphia to Paul and Bertha (Kuhs) Will. Edythe was educated as a registered nurse at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia in 1944 and served with the Nurse Cadets Corps at St. Albans Hospital in St. Albans, N.Y., during World War II. While serving at St. Albans Hospital in 1945, she met a young Marine who had been wounded in Iwo Jima. They fell in love and Edythe and Richard “Dick” Wirick of Lexington were married in 1946. They moved to Lexington and started their family. Tragically, Dick died of a brain aneurysm in 1950, and Edythe moved back to Philadelphia with their daughter, Linda, to be near her family.
In 1963, Edythe married Robert “Bob” Capron and five years later he died of cancer. In 1972, Edythe moved to Florida, first to Boca Raton, then to Vero Beach.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda Wirick, with whom Edythe made her home in Vero Beach; stepsons, Jeffrey P. (Gloria) Capron of Kensington, Md., and James A. (Reina) Capron of Beltsville, Md.; a stepdaughter, Susan (Stephen) Palmer of Kensington, Md.; six stepgrandchildren; a stepgreat-grandson; her brother-in-law, John I. Wirick of Mansfield; sisters-in-law, Helen A. Snyder of Mount Vernon, Wanda Wirick of Bellville, Ruth Wirick of Mansfield.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Wirick and Robert Capron; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carl Wirick, Jeanette and Chester Wirick, Dale Wirick, Lucille and Marvin Adams, Richard A. Snyder and Janet Wirick.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Tony Minear officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 901 37th St., Vero Beach, FL 32963. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com. The Snyder Funeral Homes are honored to serve the family of Edythe Wirick Capron.