Frank A. Cappiello Jr., a late Baltimore investment confidant who was a unchanging panelist on Maryland Public Television's "Wall $treet Week" for some-more than 3 decades, died Saturday during Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of cardiovascular disease.
He was 90.
"Frank was such a smashing gentleman. Too bad Wall Street doesn't have people like him anymore," pronounced John E. Montgomery, former CEO of Montgomery Brothers Inc. in Washington. "He was always a pleasure to be around. He was effusive and always fun to be around."
The son of Frank A. Cappiello Sr., a dry cleaner, and Rose Clapis, a homemaker, Frank Anthony Cappiello Jr. was innate and carried in Trenton, N.J., where he graduated from Trenton Central High School.
He began his college studies during a University of Notre Dame. After several semesters there, he was drafted into a Navy and served until being liberated in 1946. He returned to South Bend, Ind., where he perceived his bachelor's grade in 1948. He was a 1954 connoisseur of a Harvard Business School.
Mr. Cappiello attended Cornell University Law School and, since he was a Marine Corps reservist, was removed to active calling in 1950 during a Korean War. He was liberated in 1952. His decorations enclosed a Navy Combat Action Ribbon.
He began his business career in 1954 during Virginia Electric and Power Co. in Richmond, Va., where he worked until fasten Alex. Brown Sons in 1961 as an analyst. He after was promoted to investigate director.
In 1967, he assimilated Monumental Life Insurance Co. as arch investment officer and was named clamp boss in 1972. When a word association determined Monumental Capital Management in 1974, Mr. Cappiello was a initial president.
He after became boss of New Jersey-based Summit Advisors and, in 1983, assimilated a San Francisco organisation of McCullough Andrews as a full partner in a investment advisory activities.
The company, that had total resources of some-more than $360 million during a time, altered a name to McCullough, Andrews Cappiello Inc., with Mr. Cappiello being obliged for overseeing a firm's Baltimore bureau and East Coast business. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Cappiello was a principal during Montgomery Brothers, Cappiello LLC.
"We had a partnership with Frank and managed several of his clients. He was a fundamentalist who believed in investing in American-based companies that were growing," Mr. Montgomery said.
"He was a large follower in U.S. expansion companies, entrepreneurship and a suggestion of America. He believed they were a best in a world, and that's what done him a fundamentalist," he said.
Mr. Montgomery described him as "unflappable, always positive, upbeat and a follower in a American system."
Mr. Cappiello's celebrity went distant over Baltimore when he was comparison to be an strange panelist on MPT's "Wall $treet Week" combined by Anne Truax Darlington. The uncover went on a atmosphere in 1970. Two years later, it debuted over a whole open radio network.
"I comparison all a panelists, designed a set and even wrote a thesis music," Ms. Darlington said. "I wanted Frank since he was intensely splendid and one of a initial people we contacted. He was also in a Bond Club, and we suspicion that would give a uncover some legitimacy."
While carrying lunch during Baltimore's Danny's restaurant, Ms. Darlington explained a kind of uncover she was perplexing to create.
"He listened sincerely patiently though was somewhat condescending. Men were that approach in those days. He afterwards told me that it would destroy and could not presumably work. He afterwards proceeded to tell me a initial uncover should be a story of a New York Stock Exchange and afterwards he had dual other suggestions and when he reached a fourth, we said, 'Stop. If we go this way, there will be no show,'" she said.
"I afterwards asked him if he would agree to during slightest try out for a row and he did. He was a fair-minded chairman and pronounced he'd give it a try," pronounced Ms. Darlington, who auditioned 50 probable panelists, afterwards comparison Mr. Cappiello.
He stayed with a show, that aired Friday evenings, for a subsequent 32 years.
"He combined so many to a module and we stayed good friends," she said.
Mr. Cappiello would mostly fill in as a guest horde of a uncover when a unchanging moderator, Louis R. Rukeyser, was away.
He was a author of 4 books on investing, one called "The $2 Window on Wall Street." His many renouned was "Finding a Next Superstock."
"History tells us that businessmen in a duration of doubt tend to do nothing, while investors will try to consider fast a many expected beneficiaries of a program," Mr. Cappiello told The Baltimore Sun in a 1977 article.
He was a former expertise member during a Johns Hopkins University and a visiting highbrow of financial during what is now Loyola University Maryland. At Loyola, he was also a owner of Downbeaters Inc., a business breakfast forum sponsored by a university's propagandize of business management.
He late in 2012.
The former proprietor of Guilford and a Woodbrook area of Baltimore County, Mr. Cappiello and his mother of 61 years, Marie Therese Rhodes, lived during a Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson in new years.
He enjoyed reading troops history, collecting troops memorabilia and following Notre Dame football. He also favourite to cook, and in a 1976 Evening Sun essay he removed his days flourishing adult in Trenton, when each Sunday cooking was a good Italian feast.
"My calling is eating," Mr. Cappiello told a journal aside his friendship to Italian cooking. "Italian cooking was carried by a French."
He was so proficient in a kitchen that one of his dishes, Eggplant Cappiello, done it to a menu during Chiapparelli's grill in Little Italy.
He was a longtime communicant of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian funeral will be offering during 11 a.m. Wednesday during a Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.
In further to his wife, he is survived by a son, Frank R. Cappiello of Baltimore; dual daughters, Elaine Cappiello Sutton of Richmond, Va., and Annmarie Cappiello Graham of Greenwich, Conn.; a sister, Theresa C. Castellano of Orlando, Fla.; and 4 grandchildren.
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