April 6, 1935 – November 5, 2020
Mr. Antonios (Tony) Kapothanasis, a long-time resident of Westbrook and Orlando, Florida, passed away on the evening of November 5, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born in Messinia, Greece on April 6, 1935. He was a very gregarious person, especially in his automobile business and in the Greek community. He had many long-term friendships in the auto industry in Portland and Orlando. He partnered with his brother Constantine (Charlie) Kapothanasis in K. Bros. Auto while living in Portland from 1964 until 1977. While in Orlando he operated K. Bros. Motors from 1977 until 2019. He was passionate about the auto industry and valued all of the friendships he established throughout the years. Recently, a customer from 1967 had reached out to him. He was touched by Tony’s enthusiasm and kindness while purchasing a 1963 Porsche that the customer recently sold as an antique. He was a long-time member of the Order of AHEPA, serving as President of his local chapter in Portland and District Governor for New England District #9. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Portland and a member of St. George Orthodox Church in Florida. He loved the Greek youth in the AHEPA. He dedicated a lot of his time on events for them. He was “Uncle Tony” to all of the young Sons of Pericles and later AHEPANS. He was a devoted father to his daughter Christina. She was the apple of his eye. He would say that she was the best part of his life. He was a very proud father. Recently, he was a dotting Grandfather with the addition of his lovely granddaughter Emma. He was very close with his nephews Christo, Paul and the late Tasso Kapothanasis. They were all involved in K. Bros. Auto together. He “loved them like sons”. Tony had a passion for hunting and auto racing. He competed at Beach Ridge Speedway while in Maine. Tony is survived by his daughter Christina and her husband Nathan Tseng and granddaughter Emma Tseng of Honolulu, HI. Also, by many nieces and nephews. Donations in his memory can be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020
Our sympathies go out to the Kapothanasis families. Uncle TK was very loving to everyone. .Was very charasmatic.. He cared for family near and far.. May he rest in peace and his memory eternal.
We will miss your calls uncle TK.. Until we meet again
November 18, 2020
Tony k like I always call him,we were unseparable , working together the automotive business, we went thru good times and bad times but we never lose our trust to each other, all his conversations were about his daughter Christina future, and how she achieved her goal thru his protection as a good father, and when Emma was born he was like a new person as a grandfather, I will always remember Tony K as a brother and friend for ever.Which all the best for the entirely Kapothanasis families from the bottom of my heart. Love❤️ Luis Santana and families
November 16, 2020
To Paul and Christo and families. So sorry reading that your uncle has passed. Reading about the other half of the infamous K Brothers brings back so many memories. We use to park there in hopes we didn't get towed as we walked down to the Pizza Villa.
Antonios clearly adored his nephews and was another role model in how to do the right things in life, family, church and business. Take care and may 2021 bring us together once again.
November 12, 2020
Tony was like a second father to me. I will always remember him fondly and treasure the times we shared together in Florida. I'll always be his little "pontiki" :)
November 12, 2020
Tony and I were together almost 19 years. We had a very close and loving relationship. My daughter, Stephanie, and I met Tony in a Greek restaurant here in Orlando, FL. Tony and I had many wonderful times together: going to the local Greek Orthodox Church's Annual Greek Festival, dining out, going shopping, seeing movies, spending time at the beach, and spending many hours at each other's home. Tony was very close to Stephanie and her husband, Jason, and shared lots of happy memories with lots of laughs.
Tony was a terrific, warm, caring person with a kind heart and a fabulous personality. Everybody who met him liked him instantly. Tony remained strong and positive during his illness. May he rest in etermal peace and may his memory be for a blessing.
Much love always,