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John G "Jack" Capps

March 3, 2017
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

In Loving Memory

John G "Jack" Capps

December 29, 2015

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John G. "Jack" Capps, 86, of Ft. Myers Beach, FL. died unexpectedly at Health Park Hospital on December 29, 2015. He was born August 20, 1929 in Gary, Indiana, to the late John Grierson Capps and Ellen (McCurley). After living in Hammond, IN, where he was a member of the Hammond City Planning Commission, he moved to Munster, IN where he was very active in all his children's sporting events and coached Munster Girls softball for many years. He loved all of his "Softball Kids" and is remembered by family and friends for his lifelong love of all sports-especially the Cubs, Bears and Bulls.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Roberta "Bobbie", his son, Perrie Capps of Fort Myers, FL, his daughters, Sandra Capps of Crown Point, IN, Susan Capps (Sylvia) of Munster, IN and Carolyn (Mitch) Massaro of Aurora, IL, grandson, Ryan Massaro, nieces, Gail (Kirk) VanPatten of Ukiah, CA, and Susan (Craig) Keehn of Santa Rosa, CA. Jack was preceded in death by his sister, Anne.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1952 and thereafter proudly served as a Lt. (J.G.) in the Navy, 1952-55. He joined the nationwide brokerage firm of Paine Webber in 1955, served as a General Partner from 1965 until the firm's incorporation, and thereafter as a Vice President. During his career Jack was Manager of the Chicago office, Director of the National Commodity Futures department, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Midwest Stock Exchange, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Chicago Stock Exchange firms and was a member of Who's Who in America for over 20 years. During his career he held memberships in the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Kansas City Board of Trade, Chicago International Monetary Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Midwest Stock Exchange and an allied member of the New York Stock exchange.

He transferred down to Ft. Myers in 1982 to manage the Paine Webber Office, living on Ft. Myers Beach and retiring there. He and his wife enjoyed many years of traveling and he liked playing golf with his friends. He got involved in playing bridge with the Bay Oaks Seniors, where he made many good friends over the years, both playing and socializing. He thoroughly enjoyed those times.

Jack walked the beach every single day and absolutely loved living on the beach. He was a good man who lived a good life and will be missed and remembered with love by many.

A private memorial will be held at a later time.



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