I met John Capillo probably close to 20 years ago. I managed language access for Saint Joseph and he lived in Berea where a 25-bed critical access hospital was located and part of my responsibility.
Nearly every time I met with him I’d learn just a little bit more about his life. He was from New York. He had been in the seminary. He had traveled in Guatemala. The last time I saw him I asked what happened to his finger. A saw, I was told. I don’t know why it took me nearly 20 years to ask about the finger. I had thought to ask many times but never did.
Over the last few years John traipsed all over Kentucky interpretIng. From Mt Sterling, to Lexington, to Louisville, to Corbin. Wherever he was needed, he would go. The Kentucky interpreter world will be scrambling for coverage now that John is gone. On behalf of Access Language Solutions I send condolences to all of John’s loves ones and share this GoFundMe page to help raise funds for his funeral.
Que descanses en paz, John.