Sports Illustrated Photographer and NYPPA Member Lou Cappozzola passed away last night

The sports and photo world mourns a great friend and colleague – Lou Cappozzola passed away last night. He will be missed and when we get more information we will update on the NYPPA Website

 From Lou’s Family

Yesterday, August 18th, my family and I suffered the great loss of my father, Louis Capozzola. The outpouring of support from friends and family has been amazing and it has meant a lot to see just how much he touched all of the people in his life.
We will be holding a visitation on Tuesday, August 23rd at:
Follet and Werner Funeral Home
60 Mill Road
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Phone: 631.288.1231
Times: 2:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
Mass will be held Wednesday, August 24th at:
Church of the Immaculate Conception
580 Main Street
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Time: 11:00am
Immediately following the mass, we will have a reception at Amy’s Ark Studio and Farm to share stories and celebrate his life.
Amy’s Ark Studio and Farm
10 Hollow Lane
Westhampton, NY 11977
All are welcome and we can help arrange for places to stay if necessary.
While in Nepal, Lou was deeply moved by the images he saw of children getting to school by crossing rivers on long ropes. He came home with the goal of getting a foot bridge built. In his name, we would like to construct a foot bridge to provide passage to children and villagers in far western Nepal. This bridge can serve as a symbol of friendship, hope and the strong connections Lou made with everyone that stepped into his life.
In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you make donations to support this project. All funds will be matched by the Dhulikhel Rotary Club in Nepal. I will be providing information regarding where funds can be sent at a later date.
If you would like to send something to house, mail can addressed to:
Pam Capozzola
PO Box 604
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
And packages can be sent to:
Pam Capozzola
77 Oak Street
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Also, we are collecting images of Lou to tell his story. Please share whatever you have. Images can be sent to
Please share this with friends and family. Thank you all for your kind words and support. It means so much to all of us.
Pam, Eva and Taj

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