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Kapitzke, Robert
Robert Norton Kapitzke, a lifetime resident of Portland, passed peacefully on Thursday evening, November 30, 2017. Born in Meriden, Connecticut to the late Wilhelmina Caroline Weisbauer and Earl Norton Kapitzke. Bob leaves a wife of 56 years, Carol Gustafson Kapitzke, two sons, Alan Robert, Mark Eric, their wives Sylvia and Karleen, four wonderful and amazing grandchildren, Kareena Lynne, Troy Daniel, Timothy Joseph and Matthew Eric.
Bob was a descendent of an original pilgrim from the Mayflower.Bob graduated from Portland High School, he broadcasted a radio show from there and is a member of the National Honor Society.Graduated from UCONN with a degree in finance and economics. Bob had an extensive knowledge of music, movies and the building of electronics.Employed by the United States post office during his college years, Pratt & Whitney as a project analyst for 13 years, then moved on to the State of Connecticut College System for 23 years, where he was the Director of Informational Services.Bob was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church and was a Sunday school teacher, a Luther League counselor taking youth to Washington, DC along with other religious and educational places.He served on the Church Council and was the financial secretary for nine years. He enjoyed serving on the Swedish Cemetery Association committee since 1975, twenty years as Secretary of the committee.Bob took his family on an adventure of a lifetime, touching 46 of the lower 48 states. These memories led to a legacy that would allow his family to continue to explore and realize the amazement of life. He provided wonderful wisdom, knowledge and expectations that we all appreciate.A Thank You to the personnel that worked with Bob to regain his strength. Bob was a strong individual, very supportive and loved his family. Bob was a dear husband, father and grandfather. Thank you, Bob.Funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church Saturday, December 9 at 10:30. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 183 William St., Portland, CT 06480.
Published in Middletown Press on Dec. 7, 2017
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