Tuesday, November 15, 2016

RIP John Caper Jr.

Evans Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc.

John Charles Caper, Jr., 83, a longtime resident of Anacortes, Washington, passed away in his home on September 8, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 6, 1933 to parents: John Charles and Antoinette Marie (Tozzoli) Caper in Stamford, Connecticut.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal (for his deployment in Germany) and Good Conduct Medal. In 1955 upon completing his tour of service he was transferred to the US Army Reserve to complete his obligatory eight-year service, which he finalized in 1959.

John came from a musical family. He met Pamela at MGM in 1961. In 1966 they married. He was a Music Supervisor/Editor in the film industry for 50 years. He and Pamela incorporated in 1975 providing music packaging, music coordination, music supervision and music editing services. They were married for fifty years.

John received two Emmy awards in 1990 and 1991 for music editing: the 1990 award was for a TV Special: “Challenger” about the 1986 space shuttle flight which exploded soon after take-off; and in 1991 the award was another TV Special: the “Son of the Morning Star” a story about George Custer from the perspectives of two women. Prior to that, he was nominated for Emmy Awards for his outstanding music supervision/music editing in the pilot episode of the WiseGuy Series in 1987; Hunter Series in 1988 for the Castro connection episode. (His other credits (204 of them) can be accessed at The IMDb by clicking the IMDb link.) His total interest and passion was music; he lived, breathed and loved music. Mariners and Seahawks came in second.

The Capers moved to Lopez in 1990 and Anacortes in 1996. John retired in 2000. Until his death, he consulted on the production of various CDs including the six Trish Hatley CDs.

John is survived by his wife Pamela; son: John (Iris) Caper III; daughter: Cathi (Rick Wolf); both children reside in Valencia, CA; stepdaughter: Anqelique Lionheart of Portland, OR; grandchildren: Courtney Omahen, Scott & Terry Wolf, Catherine & Christine Caper of Valencia, CA; and Joaquin Taylor of Calaveras County, CA.

A memorial service will be scheduled in early January 2017. Please bookmark this page and check back for updates on the memorial service.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc., of Anacortes, WA & the San Juan Islands. To share a memory of John, please visit www.evanschapel.com and sign the online guest register.

CAPER Jr., John (John Charles Caper Jr.)
Born: 2/6/1933, Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Died: 9/8/2016, Anacortes, Washington, U.S.A.

John Caper Jr.’s westerns – music editor, music supervisor, photographer:
Branded (TV) – 1965-1966 [music supervisor]
Ride Beyond Vengeance -1966 [music editor]
Hang ‘Em High – 1968 [music editor, music supervisor]
The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV) – 1967 [music editor]
Rango (TV) - 1967 [music editor]
The Savage Wild – 1970 [music editor]
Cry for Me Billy – 1972 [music editor]
The Honkers – 1972 [musical editor]
Trap on Cougar Mountain – 1972 [musical editor]
Virgin Cowboy – 1972 [photographer]
The Hanged Man (TV) – 1974 [music editor]
Young and Free – 1979 [music supervisor]
Whitewater Sam – 1982 [music supervisor]
The Giant of Thunder Mountain – 1991 [music supervisor]
Morning Star (TV) – 1991 [supervising musical editor]


  1. My Belated condolences on learning about the passing of my cousin John Caper, jr. The Trevelino and Buonanno families would like to send their prayers for the Caper families. John 111 your Grandfathers sister Rose was married to my Mothers half brother the son of Simon Buonanno!

  2. John 3rd if you would like to talk to me my cell is 484-686-6036 and I live in Atlanta Georgia. God Bless