George Cappos

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November 15, 1924 - August 16, 2014 George Cappos died peacefully on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, Ca, surrounded by his family. George will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather; for his gracious heart, selfless nature, dry humor, wit and impeccable character. Born and raised in Chester, Pa, George moved to Culver City, Ca in 1952 with his wife and love of his life, Helen. They were inseparable from the time they met as young teenagers during the Great Depression, and their love grew stronger each and every day of their 61 year marriage. George proudly served his country and was a decorated World War II Veteran. A meat cutter for over 60 years, George was revered by his peers as one of the most talented butchers in his industry. His "old school" tireless work ethic and "no quit" attitude earned the love and respect of all who knew him. An avid baseball and football fan, he loved his Philadelphia sports teams and was constantly seen in public donning a Phillies or Eagles cap. George's greatest passion was "celebrating family". Whether "holding court" at a get together in his backyard, initiating the greek dancing at a wedding or party, or finishing off the last lick of his ice cream cone, George was at his happiest and most content when in his family's presence. His spirit is woven indelibly and eternally into the hearts of those who loved him. George is survived by his children, Stephanie (Dale), Alexandra (Bruce), Connie (Andrew), Peter (Debra) and Paula, grandchildren Jake (Sarah), Sarah, and Nick, step-grandchildren Rachel (Robert) and Daniella, and predeceased by his wife, Helen (June 8, 2009) and son, Michael (January 22, 2008). Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 26th at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, Ca. Interment will take place at Holy Cross, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City, Ca. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in honor of George to St. Sophia Camp c/o St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90006.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2014
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