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Louis G. ‘Kapp’ Kakarapis

March 8, 2012
The Leader Herald

Louis G. "Kapp" Kakarapis, age 88, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, after being stricken at home.

He was born on March 26, 1923, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Gustave and Georgette Bauman Kakarapis. Louis honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1941-1945. He relocated to Fort Plain in 1950 and soon after began his career in professional photography, owning and operating the Louis Kapp Studio with locations in Fort Plain and in Little Falls.

Mr. Kapp was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gloversville. He was also a member and past commander of the American Legion Post No. 554, Fort Plain. Louis was an avid swimmer and a noted artist, specializing in bird painting and ornament crafting. His love for his family and nature were shown through his tremendous artistic ability in both his paintings and his photography. He found no greater joy than being able to capture the smile of one of his beloved family members.

"Kappy" is survived by two daughters, Brenda L. (James) Forshay of Fort Plain and Linda (Paul) Sarafin of Jordanville; four grandchildren, Jason and Chad Nare, Jeffrey and Eric Sarafin; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his three sisters, Rachael, Elaine and Yolanda Kakarapis.

In keeping with Louis' wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at



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