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Juan Capin, husband of Tampa councilwoman, dead at 67


Published:   |   Updated: September 17, 2013 at 08:40 PM

TAMPA — Juan Capin, the husband of Tampa City Councilwoman Yvonne Yolie Capin, died Monday. He was 67.

He had been diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer in early August and had undergone treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center and at Tampa General Hospital.

The councilwoman confirmed her husband’s death Tuesday.

“We lived our bucket list,” she said. The couple had been together 50 years, she said. The two ran a jewelry business for many years.

Her husband’s illness prompted Capin to request that she be allowed to participate in council meetings by phone. However, she never did so.

Juan Capin was a native of the Asturias region of Spain. A memorial service drawing on that region’s culture will be held next week at the Centro Asturiano in Ybor City, Capin said.

Capin said her husband, a Catholic, will be cremated.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jessica Capin, her husband, Mark Dion, and their son, Myles Capin Dion.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn said city officials will keep the councilwoman in their prayers.

“Everyone around here thinks of themselves as an extended family,” Buckhorn said. “We’re going to be here to support her.”

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