Gary Edward Cappy
June 30, 1952 - August 29, 2015


Gary Edward Cappy passed away at after a courageous battle with amyloidosis.

He was born in New Eagle, PA and attended W. Virginia University. After college, Gary devoted his life to social justice activities. He worked with the UFW on the grape boycott in Pittsburgh and later moved to Bakersfield to work with Cesar Chavez. It was in CA where he learned how to print.

Moving to NYC, he met Miriam Melendez at NYPIRG while working there in the print shop. Gary and Miriam were married in June 1981 and established Grass Roots Press in NYC before relocating to Raleigh in 1988. Gary always felt he could support the underdog through his printing. He was also a proud union member of CWA Local 3611.

Gary is survived by his wife, Miriam, his mother-in-law Lucy, his aunt Frances Klasan of PA, uncle Robert Cowell of CA, cousin Jennifer Dowler of Greensboro, and countless cousins