Obituary of John Phillip Caputa
On Tuesday, August 6th 2019 John Phillip Caputa of Roopville, GA, husband and loving father of two, passed away at the age of 57. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 5th, 1961. He moved with his family at a young age to Colorado where he spent his childhood and early adult years in Boulder, CO.
He relocated to Georgia in 1996 where he met and and married his wife, Marti on March 17, 2000. Together they had a son, Kirby and settled in Roopville, GA. He had a daughter, Katie, from a previous marriage and had five grandchildren. John and Marti also spent several years as Foster parents to children in need. He was diagnosed with a terminal lung disease in 2017 and then relocated to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to spend time with his daughter and grandchildren while he sought expert medical care in the region.
A Christian by faith, John was an Entrepreneur and Sales Manager with a strong work ethic. He worked closely with Law Enforcement and Public Safety agencies across the Southeast where he forged many friendships and a deep respect for those in public service. But it was his family that he was most devoted to.
He had a passion for aviation and participated in Civil Air Patrol with his son. His interests also included fishing, writing and painting.
He was preceded in death by his mother Bonnielu (Kirby} Caputa. He is survived by his wife Marti (Martha Kennedy) and son Kirby Caputa of Roopville, GA, daughter Katie and son-in-law Seth Kasunick and grandchildren Emory and Everett Moore and Jonah, Simon and Clair Kasunick all of Coeur d'Alene, ID, father Joseph Caputa, Jr and step-mom Barb Caputa of Westminister, CO, three brothers Rob (Connie) Caputa of Casper, WY, Rick (Angie) Caputa of Westminster, CO, and Kirk Caputa of Sarasota, FL, mother- and father-in-law Ron and Ruby Kennedy of Palatine, IL, sister-in-law Sandy Kennedy of Palatine, IL, sister and brother-in law Sheila Kennedy and Barry Luppowitz of Kennesaw, GA, as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service held on September 14th at 4pm at John's church home Caney Head United Methodist Church located at 1304 Caney Head Rd, Roopville, GA 30170. A family memorial service will be held on October 5th, 2019 in Colorado where the family will have John's ashes spread on the land he used to hunt with his family.
Family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations may be made to Caney Head United Methodist Church, c/o Hazel Reeves, 130 Dickerson Rd, Franklin, GA 30217.