Monday, July 26, 2010

In Memorium: Bessie V. Capiotis

Bessie V. Capiotis, a longtime member of the Daughters of Penelope, passed away on July 24, 2010. Sister Capiotis was an active member of the Reading Daughters' Chapter for many decades.

From her Obituary:
Bessie V. Capiotis, 89, died July 24, 2010, in Kutztown Manor, where she resided since December 2008.
Her husband, Constantine M. Capiotis, died May 24, 1984.

Born June 10, 1921, in Monessen, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Maria (Flora) Kontaxes.

Bessie was a member of SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, where she was a life member of St. Xenia Ladies Philoptochos Society and a member of The Daughters of Penelope.

She is survived by two sons, Stratton C., and his wife, Debra L. Capiotis, Oley; and Milton G., and his wife, Sharon A. Capiotis, Spring Township.

Other survivors include two sisters, Irene (Kontaxes) Fafalois, Monongahela; and Josephine (Kontaxes) Nobozny, Charleroi.

There are also eight grandchildren: Constance, Nickolas, Michael, Christina, Stephen, Peter, Katie and Elisabeth; and five great-grandchildren: Christopher, Zoey, Jacob, Auggie and Elisabeth.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at SS Constantine & Helen GOC, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA 19611. Burial will follow in Charles Evans Cemetery. A viewing will be held Tuesday, July 27, 2010, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St., Reading, and Wednesday, July 28, 2010, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. in the church. A Trisagion Service will be Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions maybe made to the church at the above address in Bessie's memory. Arrangements are by Theo C. Auman Inc., Reading. Online condolences may be made at

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