James T. "Jim" Kappler

August 29, 1932 - January 19, 2021
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James T. “Jim” Kappler, 88, of Tarpon Springs, Florida and formerly New Philadelphia passed away January 19, 2021.

Born August 29, 1932 in New Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Bour) Kappler.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School, he honorably served in the United State…

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James T. “Jim” Kappler, 88, of Tarpon Springs, Florida and formerly New Philadelphia passed away January 19, 2021.

Born August 29, 1932 in New Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Bour) Kappler.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School, he honorably served in the United States Air Force. Jim worked for the former Joy Manufacturing for more than 31 years prior to retirement.

On May 25, 1983, Jim married his loving wife, the late Beverly J. “Beebe” Enold Frantz Kappler, who preceded him in passing on July 1, 2016. Together, they loved to dance and were active with the Eagles, Moose, and VFW.

Jim was also active with the Dover Baseball League, loved to fish in Canada, and was an avid fan of the Cleveland and The Ohio State sports teams.

He will also be deeply missed by his children, Kay Himonetos, Michael, Patrick, and Don Kappler; his grandchildren, Brandon Plein, John Himonetos, and Joshua Kappler; two step-daughters, Jane (Steve) Martinelli and Jean Frantz, both of New Philadelphia; his step-granddaughters, Katie Martinelli of Columbus and Hilary Bache; his step-great-grandsons, Collin Bache and Donovan Blunt; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

Private inurnment of Jim and Beverly will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Dover at a later date.

 

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, August 6, 2021

Calvary Cemetery- Dover

Address:

, DOVER, OH, 44622

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A private graveside service will be held Friday.


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Born: August 29, 1932
Died: January 19, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Denny Rubright posted on 8/6/21

I was very sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I remember way back in 1967 - 69 when I played minor and little league baseball and Jim was my coach along with Dick Douthitt and Jim O'Donnell. I have such great memories of those great guys that made being a kid very special.

 

Melanie Archer posted on 8/4/21

Dear Jane and Family, Sending my deepest sympathy in your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort. Love and Blessings my friend, Melanie

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 8/4/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of James T. Kappler, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Air Force Veteran, James T. Kappler, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Tim Dummermuth posted on 8/3/21

Thoughts and prayers for the Kappler family in their time of loss. I so much enjoyed having Mr. Kappler as a Pony League Coach.

 

David B. Finzer posted on 8/3/21

So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for the family!

 

MR. KEVIN B. & DR. DENISE MCENROE PETITTE posted on 8/3/21

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS! KEVIN B. & DENISE M. PETITTE

 

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