THOMAS CAPONE
THOMAS CAPONE

Watertown Cyclones

 

Thomas Capone graduated from Watertown High School in 1973. Throughout his high school career, Tom was a member of the football, soccer, track, and wrestling teams. He also participated in numerous extracurricular activities including student council, band and chorus. In his junior and senior years, he won the New York State Wrestling championship at 145 pounds. After graduation, Tom accepted a wrestling scholarship to Pennsylvania State University. However, during a routine physical at the start of his freshman season, the team doctor learned of Toms history of epilepsy, an illness that he had been struggling with since he was twelve years old. Shortly afterward, the Athletic Director deemed him ineligible to compete and his collegiate wrestling career ended before it began.

Tom left Penn State and attended several colleges before ultimately graduating from the College of the Holy Cross in 1979. He then attended dental school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 1983. Upon receiving his degree, he returned to Watertown to join his father's dental practice. In 1989, he married Dollie Doldo of Watertown.

Tom died in 1996 after losing his long battle with depression and addiction. Despite a promising life cut short, he had many achievements, the most enduring of which being his three children. His son Thomas (Brown University '14) currently attends Syracuse University College of Law. His daughter Sophia (Harvard University '15) lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. His daughter Amelia (Harvard University '16) is a Peace Corps volunteer living in Peru, South America.