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Stratton Constantine Capiotis

October 16, 1952August 26, 2020

Stratton Constantine Capiotis, 67, of Oley, PA entered eternal rest on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at his residence. Born October 16, 1952 in Reading, he was the cherished son of the late Constantine and Bessie (Kontaxes) Capiotis.

Stratton was a graduate of Penn State University, class of 1975, where he earned his associate’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He was employed as a Chemical Engineer & as a Maintenance Manager at Cabot Corp. for 24 years before retiring in 2005.

Deeply rooted in his Greek culture, he was a member of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Wyomissing.

Stratton was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting with his crossbow and cutting firewood. This sparked his passion for nature conservation upon which he donated 68 acres of his own property to the Berks County Conservancy program, now Berks Nature. He also volunteered at Boy Scout of America Volunteer for several years. Uncounted young men's lives were enriched due to his great leadership, guidance and selfless service to them. In addition to tending to his woodlands, Stratton enjoyed gourmet cooking -- most famous for his shrimp scampi with alfredo linguini.

Stratton's spirit will be carried on by his wife, Debra (Wilson) Capiotis, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage with. He also leaves behind daughter Constance Capiotis, of Pittsburg, PA; son Nickolas Capiotis, of Nashville, TN; brother Milton Capiotis and his wife Sharon, of Sinking Spring to cherish his memory.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Theo C. Auman Inc., Reading. A viewing will be held in Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 East Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA 19611, Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Funeral services will commence at 12:30 p.m with Father Theodore Petrides officiating. Interment will follow at Berks County Memorial Gardens, 201 Evansville Rd, Fleetwood, PA 19522.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, attendees are encouraged to practice social distancing and face masks are required in the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Stratton's memory may be made to Berks Nature (Formally Berks Co. Conservancy program), 575 St Bernardine St., Reading, PA 19607, https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=berks&id=14.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.TheoCAuman.com for the Capiotis family.

  • FAMILY

  • Constantine Capiotis, Father (deceased)
  • Bessie (Kontaxes) Capiotis, Mother (deceased)
  • Debra (Wilson) Capiotis, Wife
  • Constance Capiotis, Daughter
  • Nickolas Capiotis, Son
  • Milton Capiotis, Brother
  • Sharon Capiotis, Sister-in-law

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Services

  • Viewing - προβολή

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service - υπηρεσία κηδειών

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020

  • Burial - ταφή

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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spiro patton

September 5, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the family. I grew up with Strat in the Church and I consider him one of my good friends. May his memory be eternal.

Joan and Ed Burger

September 1, 2020

Stratton was a dearly loved member of the Mine Rd neighborhood. He was an incredibly kind and thoughtful person. Not only did he bring the most delicious meals to share, but he also brought his infectious smile and humor as well. He often stopped to chat and catch-up during our walks; or offered to plow or lend equipment when someone needed help. He was always ready and willing to step in without a word.

He will be deeply missed by his neighbors and especially by us.

Stephanie LaQuino

August 31, 2020

My deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your entire family. Stratton was indeed a good man may he rest in eternal peace for eternity 🙏🙏🙏.
Stephanie LaQuino and Family

Doug and Lu Lietzke

August 30, 2020

We always enjoyed sharing stories about nature, the environment, and local events with Strat. He was a good neighbor and active in our community gatherings. We looked forward to the savory dishes he shared in generous quantities at every event . He was a talented chef, making many different cuisines, but his Greek offerings were everyone’s favorites. Doug and I especially liked the lemon chicken orzo soup he made. Strat will be missed.

Doug Lietzke and Lu Palmer

Sharon, Jim, and Eric Shipe

August 28, 2020

To all of the Capiotis family: We are so very sorry and heartbroken to have learned of Stratton's passing. The only comfort is knowing that he no longer has any pain and no more suffering. He was a true fighter and gave his all in trying to battle his cancer. We just can't imagine all he endured during that time. Stratton was a great guy and more like a brother than friend to my brother....quite the hunting buddies (lots and lots of memories). I've known Stratton since I was a little girl due to that friendship. I know my family feels honored to have known him. Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy in your loss and God Bless!

Love Sharon, Jim, and Eric Shipe

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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