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Thomas G. Kappauf

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Thomas G. Kappauf, 88, of Lake Placid passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Born Jan. 14, 1926 in Bellmore, Long Island, N.Y., he was the youngest of 10 and served in the U.S. Army in Europe where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Mr. Kappauf married Betty Anne in 1955 and they had four children. He operated a landscape business in New York until 1962 when he moved to Naples where he owned a fish camp. A licensed Charter Captain, he had many tales of adventures on the water. In 1986 Mr. and Mrs. Kappauf moved to Lake Placid where they enjoyed fishing, gardening and travel.

Mr. Kappauf is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty; sons Tom Jr. of Lake Placid, John of Okeechobee, and Wayne (Melody) of Marco Island; daughter Debbie (Matt) Treadwell of Lumpkin, Ga; grandson Kyle Kappauf of Naples and great granddaughter Kayla of Naples.

A private service for the family to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were entrusted with Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid.