In loving memory of Shigeko Anna Caracappa May 7, 1924 – January 2, 2020
Shigeko Anna “Annie” Caracappa (née Izumisawa), 95, of Oceanside, CA, passed peacefully on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Annie was born on May 7, 1924, in Yokosuka, Japan, to Fukutaro Izumisawa and Hatsu Mase. She grew up in Yokosuka and attended the Ohtsu Girls High School and Bunka College before working at U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka in the early 1950s.
In 1955, she married the love of her life, Michael “Mike” Caracappa, a U.S. Marine previously stationed in Yokosuka, and then joined him in America a year later to build a life together in California.
Annie had a successful career with Bank of America and retired after 20 years from the branch in Oceanside.
She was a longtime member of Old Mission San Luis Rey Church, the 8th Defense/AAA Battalion Reunion Association, and other local organizations.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, as well as her parents and several siblings. She is survived by extended family members in Japan and the U.S., including a brother, nephews, and nieces, especially Cindy and Frank Kadel of Reading, PA.
She leaves behind important caregivers and friends, including RoseMarie and Battista Castellano, Yolanda Morales, Yolanda Orozco, Mike Martinez, and Debra Hernandez, all of Oceanside, CA; Jeremy Edward Shiok of Anchorage, AK; fellow members of Old Mission San Luis Rey Church; and employees at her favorite local restaurants.
A Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal will begin at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Old Mission San Luis Rey Chapel in Oceanside, CA. Arrangements are by Eternal Hills Memorial Park, (760) 754-6600.