John Capsis’ obituary, which was published in the December 2017 issue of WestView, provided a reminder of a life well lived, the way John served his community and country.
Joy and I happened to travel to Greece just after John Capsis’ passing, so as we met people there, we mentioned Mr. Capsis’ relation to our Publisher. Perhaps we should not have been surprised by the responses.
When we reached Hydra Island and met Panos and his wife, he indeed remembered that name, and immediately called their attorney, who had contacts with the government. They shared the obituary news clipping, talked about that period of Greek history, and said that they would like to meet George.
Then, in the taxi to our return flight from Athens, driver Manos said that, in his previous career as head flight attendant for Olympic Air, he had met many government officials and remembered John Capsis as well.
It was a pleasure to share the Capsis connection with the Greeks we met; everyone was friendly and hospitable. We extend our condolences to the family for its loss.
—Brian Pape and Joy Pape