William Capella Jr., 89, of Mount Laurel, who retired in 1988 as a financial controller for the Army Communications Electronics Command at the former Fort Monmouth, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, of cancer at home.
Born in Bristol Borough, Mr. Capella graduated from Bristol High School and served in the Navy during World War II as a signalman on Merchant Marine ships carrying supplies across the Atlantic to Europe.
Mr. Capella "would stand next to the captain and relay the messages from other ships to the captain," his son, William A., said. "It was important that he got it right."
He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1950 at what is now Rider University and a master's in business administration in 1952 at Rutgers University.