HEGEWISCH, IL - Virginia L. Cap (nee Kielian) age 94, late of Hegewisch, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Thaddeus Cap. Loving mother of Ted (Linda) Cap Jr., Donald Cap, Jim (Rose) Cap and Robert (Marcy) Cap. Proud grandmother of Steph, Jessica, Michelle and Michael. Caring sister of the late Bernice A. Kus. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Stanley and Julijanna Kielian.
One of the founding families and a former Board Member of South Chicago Parents and Friends. A longtime community activist, she was involved with many organizations including the Hegewisch Community Committee, Hegewisch Organized to Protect the Environment (H.O.P.E.), Hegewisch Airport Opponents (HAO), and the committee which secured a new branch library for Hegewisch in 1991. Her efforts prevented further landfill expansion in the area, blocked a third airport on the Southeast Side, preserved wetlands and improved the quality of life for all in the Hegewisch neighborhood.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: South Chicago Parents and Friends, 10241 S Commercial Ave., Chg. IL 60617 or www.scpf-inc.org Funeral Services 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at OPYT FUNERAL HOME, 13350 S. Baltimore Ave., Chg, IL to St. Florian Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. Visitation 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2018. (773) 646-1133 or