Obituaries

top banner

Obituary Listings

Augustine "Gus" J. Kappes, Jr.

August 28, 1939 December 30, 2018
Augustine "Gus" J. Kappes, Jr.
There are condolences waiting approval on Augustine "Gus"'s Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Augustine "Gus"

A proud partner of Honoring a Life
Obituary for Augustine "Gus" J. Kappes, Jr.

Augustine “Gus” J. Kappes, Jr., 79 years, formerly of Catasauqua, died Sunday December 30th, 2018 in Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. He was the husband of Roseann (Konye) Kappes whom he met in July of 1957 and celebrated 56 years of marriage this past April. Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Augustine J. Sr. and Angela Mary (Heigl) Kappes.

First and foremost, he was very proud of his grandsons and was an extremely loving husband,
father, grandfather and brother.

Gus was an Art and Design teacher in the Easton Area School District for 39 years before his
retirement. During his career he was awarded the Outstanding Educators of America award. His love for NASA and space exploration led him to become a finalist for the NASA Teacher in Space Program. This was the same program that sent Christa MacAuliffe and 6 others into space that led to their tragic deaths on the Space Shuttle Challenger. He was an avid reader and a very cerebral, intelligent, caring man.

Surviving along with his wife Roseann is his son Mark D. Kappes and wife Lisa; sister Barbara
Kappes Bartholomew; and grandsons Jacob “Jake” Kappes and Luke Kappes. He was preceded in death by his younger brother James D. Kappes.

Mark, being his only child developed many very close bonded relationships in lieu of actual siblings. Thus, Gus had many “ adopted” sons and daughters that were the closest to blood relatives that were his son Mark’s unofficial siblings and best friends growing up. He treated them all/ loved them all like his kids. Mike MacLaughlin, Frank and Francine Schlofer and Michael Muschko were around him all of his life and will speak with Mark and his sons at his services.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday January 5th, 2019 at the Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. 234 Walnut St. Catasauqua, 18032. His viewing will be from 10-11am Saturday at the funeral home. The family requests that donations (in his name) in lieu of flowers be sent to: The Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, 3360 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, C/O the ICU, the CVICU, and the 3 WEST Cardiac Care Unit.


To plant a tree in memory of Augustine "Gus" J. Kappes, Jr., please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

5

Jan

10:00 AM 1/5/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc.

234 Walnut Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc.
234 Walnut Street Catasauqua 18032 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

5

Jan

11:00 AM 1/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc.

234 Walnut Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc.
234 Walnut Street Catasauqua 18032 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...