ALBANY – David A. Caprood, 52, of Albany, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy. Dave was born and raised in Albany and was a graduate of Albany High School, the Junior College of Albany (JCA), and the State University of New York at Albany. He pursued his love for basketball while playing for Albany High and JCA. Dave loved the great outdoors from bike riding with his family in Virginia to fly fishing with his brother in New York. He was first employed by Caldor Inc.as Store Manager in Albany before relocating to Virginia where he continued his retail management career for 25 years. While in Virginia Dave held multiple retail management positions which included the Office Warehouse in Virginia Beach, The Sports Authority Store in Norfolk, and the McDonald Garden Center in Virginia Beach. After returning to Albany in February 2011, he was employed as Store Manager of Garden Time Garden Center in Queensbury NY.
Dave was predeceased by his parents Philip and Shirley Swart Caprood , and by his sister Barbara A. Wood. He is survived by his fiancé Jerry Cheruka of Norfolk, VA; his daughter Lauren Cheruka of Norfolk, VA; siblings Beth Hunter (Donald) of Bolingbrook, IL, Philip Caprood (Karen Susan) of Colonie, and Christine Chavez (Raul) of Willits, CA; his brother in law David H. Wemple of Albany; his aunts Linda Zampier (John) of Westmere, and Beth Trimble of Suffolk, VA; and several nieces, nephews, and great niece and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, NY, Saturday, March 16th, at 1:00pm. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home beginning at 12 noon. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Albany, NY 12211. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.