John G. “Jack” Capps: 1929-2015


    In Loving Memory

    John G. “Jack” Capps, 86, of Fort Myers Beach, FL. died unexpectedly at HealthPark Hospital on December 29, 2015. He was born August 20, 1929 in Gary, Indiana, to the late John Grierson Capps and Ellen (McCurley). After living in Hammond, IN, where he was a member of the Hammond City Planning Commission, he moved to Munster, IN where he was very active in all his children’s sporting events and coached Munster Girls softball for many years. He loved all of his “Softball Kids” and is remembered by family and friends for his lifelong love of all sports-especially the Cubs, Bears and Bulls.

    Jack is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Roberta “Bobbie”, his son, Perrie Capps of Fort Myers, FL, his daughters, Sandra Capps of Crown Point, IN, Susan Capps (Sylvia) of Munster, IN and Carolyn (Mitch) Massaro of Aurora, IL, grandson, Ryan Massaro, nieces, Gail (Kirk) VanPatten of Ukiah, CA, and Susan (Craig) Keehn of Santa Rosa, CA. Jack was preceded in death by his sister, Anne.

    A 1952 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Jack proudly served as a Lt. (J.G.) in the Navy, 1952-55. He joined the brokerage firm of Paine Webber in 1955, served as a General Partner from 1965 until the firm’s incorporation, and thereafter as a Vice President. During his career Jack was Manager of the Chicago office, Director of the National Commodity Futures department, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Midwest Stock Exchange, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Chicago Stock Exchange firms and was a member of Who’s Who in America for over 20 years. He held memberships in the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Kansas City Board of Trade, Chicago International Monetary Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Midwest Stock Exchange and an allied member of the New York Stock exchange.

    He transferred to Fort Myers in 1982 to manage the Paine Webber Office, living on Fort Myers Beach and retiring there. He and his wife enjoyed travel and he liked playing golf with his friends. He thoroughly enjoyed playing bridge with the Bay Oaks Seniors, where he made many good friends over the years.

    Jack walked the beach every single day and absolutely loved living on the beach. He was a good man who lived a good life and will be missed and remembered with love by many.

    A private memorial will be held at a later time.