DeCAPRI, Christopher Damien, 51, of Richmond, passed away February 20, 2013. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of Robert and Virginia DeCapri. A graduate of Hermitage High School, Chris was co-captain of the varsity soccer team, which he led to the school's first and only championship tournament in his senior year. At an early age Chris established Capri Jewelers, which grew to include multiple stores throughout the Richmond area, Kilmarnock, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg, and which has since developed into a Richmond landmark that has endured for nearly 30 years. Chris' success in the jewelry industry earned him the title of entrepreneur of the year in 2001, and a place in Richmond Magazine's top 40 under 40. Chris was a true visionary and a great corporate citizen, serving as a board member for the Virginia Blood Services and Retail Merchants Association, and founder of M.J.I.A. He worked tirelessly with the Make a Wish Foundation and Carats for Kids to enhance the lives of children with disabling illnesses. Chris is survived by his three children, Brittany, Alex and Olivia; his brothers, Dante DeCapri, of Richmond, Mark DeCapri and his wife, Coriell, of Mt. Prospect, Ill., Dennis DeCapri and his wife, Marta, of Evanston, Ill., and Gina DeCapri Porter and her husband, Steve of Mechanicsville, Va.; and many beloved nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 11220 Nuckols Rd., Glen Allen, Va. Private interment.
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