William U. Kapp
- Born: 10 Oct 1918, Glen Rock, York Co., Pa.
- Marriage: Bess Walker
- Died: 8 Feb 2007, York Co., PA at age 88
- Buried: Lutheran Church Cemetery, Glen Rock, York Co., PA
The SSDI records:
William U. Kapp SSN: 181-01-2491 Last Residence: 17403 York, York, Pennsylvania Born: 10 Oct 1918 Died: 8 Feb 2007 State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
YORK William U. Kapp, 88, of Country Meadows at Leader Heights, formerly of Glen Rock, died Thursday, February 8, 2007, at York Hospital. He was the husband of the late Bess W. (Walker) Kapp. Following cremation, graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2007, at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hanover St., Glen Rock, with military rites by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. There will be no viewing. Officiating at the service will be his pastor, the Rev. Edward Robbins. The Geiple Funeral Home, Inc., 53 Main St., Glen Rock, is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Kapp was born October 10, 1918, in Glen Rock, a son of the late M.L. and Mary N. (Diehl) Kapp. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific theatre of operations, where he participated in the assaults on Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu. He received the Purple Heart Medal for injuries received in action on September 19, 1944, on the island of Peleliu. Mr. Kapp was a life member of the Guadalcanal Veterans Association, the First Marine Division Association, the A-1-5 Group of the Fifth Marine Regiment, the First Capital Detachment of the Marine Corps League of York, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of New Freedom, and the Austin L. Grove American Legion Post #403, Glen Rock. Mr. Kapp was a Banker for most of his life, serving as President and Chairman of the Board of the Peoples Bank of Glen Rock, and served as the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Codorus Valley Bancorp. He also served on the Board of the York County Bankers Association and was a member of the American Institute of Banking, attending classes at their school at Bucknell University. Active in the community, Bill served as a member of the York County Industrial Development Corporation and of the York County Industrial Development Authority for twelve years. He served as an elected member of the Glen Rock School Board and of the Southern York County Joint School District Board. He was appointed and served ten years as secretary of the Southern York County School Authority during which time Friendship Elementary, Southern Middle School, and Southern Elementary Schools were constructed. Mr. Kapp served as chairman of the Special Events Committee for the Glen Rock Centennial in 1960, scheduling all activities except for the parade and the Centennial Extravaganza Production, held during that time. He was a life member of Zion Lutheran Church, Glen Rock, where he served as treasurer for the renovations of the sanctuary following the flooding of the church by Hurricane Agnes in 1972. He also was a 32 year member of the former Glen Rock Lions Club and held memberships in the Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Fire Company, the Glen Rock Firemen's Relief Association, and the Glen Rock Ambulance Club. Following his retirement, Bill was a volunteer worker at the Verda Vista Rhododendron Garden of the late Walter David Smith, a world-renowned rhododendron expert, and enjoyed growing many varieties in his own yard. He is survived by a daughter, Susan A. Crawford of Albany, Ga.; and a sister, Dorothy Fay of York. Memorial contributions may be made to the Glen Rock Ambulance Club, 59 Water St., Glen Rock, PA 17327; or to the Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Fire Company, P.O. Box 95, Glen Rock, PA 17327.
Published in the York Daily Record & York Dispatch on 2/9/2007.
For my Great Uncle Bill
William married Bess Walker. (Bess Walker was born on 30 Mar 1921 and died on 6 Nov 2003 in York Co., PA.)