Stella V. Sundstrom (nee Anderson), 92, of Cherry Hill, NJ, formerly of Port Washington, died on June 26, 2001, at Kennedy Memorial Hospital/University Medical Center, Cherry Hill. Mrs. Sundstrom was a secretary with the Port Washington school system for six years and the Manhasset school system for 20 years until her retirement in 1973. Mrs. Sundstrom was a volunteer at St. Francis Hospital and volunteered to do Braille work. She was also a member of the Music Study Club and was an avid piano player. She is survived by her daughters, Ruth Morgenroth of Cherry Hill and Thelma "Thel" Nultemeir of Salem, OR. She is also survived by two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements were made by the Platt Memorial Chapels, Cherry Hill. Graveside services and interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Contributions can be made in her memory to St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 601 N. Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
Peter John Caponegro, co-chief of Urology at St. John's Hospital in Elmhurst and former chief of Urology at Wyckhoff Heights Hospital in Brooklyn, died recently after a battle with liver cancer. He was 68. Peter was born in Brooklyn in 1932, the son of Francis Caponegro, a Brooklyn urologist, and Florence, a teacher who had a Ph.D. in English literature. Peter, his twin brother Robert and their older brother Frank, went on to medical school and specialized in urology like their father and returned to the Ridgewood community.
The Caponegro brothers, Peter, Robert and Frank, joined their father's urology practice that was established in the 1930s. The practice has continued to serve the Ridgewood community despite the death of their father, Francis in 1960 and Peter's brother Frank in 1988. Peter practiced medicine for over 42 years. He was board certified in three specialties - general surgery, thoracic surgery and urology, an accomplishment which very few physicians have achieved.
His career in the specialized field of urology has spanned almost 30 years. Along with his private practice and chief of Urology position at Wyckoff Hospital and co-chief of Urology at St. John's Hospital, he was also a urologist-on-staff at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and was an associate professor of clinical surgery at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn.
In addition to his medical interests, Peter enjoyed sailing and boating on LI Sound where he lived in Port Washington. He was also fond of astronomy and could be found observing the constellations from his telescope on the balcony of his home overlooking the water. Peter's brother and partner Robert is continuing the care and treatment of the patients of their practice.
Besides his twin brother Robert, he is survived by his nephew Frank Caponegro III of Garden City, niece Mary Caponegro of Geneva, NY, and niece Susan Bacigalupo of Garden City and his niece's and nephew's children, Michele, Angela, Charlie, Laura Bacigalupo and Frank IV and Zoe Caponegro.
Funeral services were held at the Papavero Funeral Home, Maspeth. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church.