Theodore Paul Kaperonis

July 14, 2020

CHARLOTTE – Theodore Paul Kaperonis, 83, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

Ted was born June 21, 1937 in Mooresville, NC, son of Paul and Maria Demas Kaperonis. He served in the US Air Force Military Police in the Philippines and later attended Charlotte College. His career included working for a number of years with Royal Typewriter and Bell South. A man of many interests, Ted loved sailing and opened the first sailing school on Lake Norman. He was a Ham Radio operator and loved his Harley Davidson. Ted was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Ted is survived by two sons, Paul Kaperonis and his wife, Lisa and Todd Kaperonis and his wife, Susan Geerken; grandchildren, Harrison and Kennedy Kaperonis and Lauren Geerken; sisters, Georgia Joyner, Pansy Dzilvelis and Helen Diamond;and his former wife, Lynda Kaperonis and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Sharon Massey

    It’s so hard to believe that I won’t Be getting one of your entertaining phone calls any more. We met at the Sociables at least 30 years ago and have remained friends through the years. You were always ready to share your life from glider planes to sailing to playing your bass to driving around on your motorcycle then that Mercedes. You had such a gift for motors- you rescued my Phil when his car died and often helped with my lawn mower (I finally gave it to when I gave up mowing / then you called to thank me saying it runs like a charm.). My daughter, Catherine, thought the world of you, too She recalled your birthday party at the yacht club and your joining us on holidays occasionally. You were always the best guest. Todd and Paul, you were loved and missed so much. Ted would have loved to teach the grands to sail. He was the most patient sailing instructor ever. My dear Theo, you are missed. God bless. RIP

  • richard davis

    Ted and I were in school from the seventh grade. we became best friends for many years' and got into much trouble together but nothing serious. His three sisters were all so kind to me and teddy..I paid him a visit several years ago and we caught up on our many stories and our lives. . My daughter lived across the street and became friends with him. I am so sorry to here about his death.

  • Jason Stevens

    Is someone taking care of the pigions? I can go by if you need someone.

  • Randall Stevens

    I am sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. He was always full of life and on the go. I will miss sailing with him and feel fortunate to have called him a friend.

  • Regina Esters

    So sorry to hear of Teds passing. I enjoyed working with him at Bellsouth. He could always make me smile,

  • George Kaperonis

    I'm going to miss Uncle Ted. He was always visiting my parents when I was growing up, having animated conversations with my father. He was adventurous. Always trying new things.
    Even scuba diving in Carolina rivers. I can't keep up with how many boats he pulled out of Lake Wylie to make sailable again. But mostly, Ted was very kind to my family, and was always looking to help them when life brought injury or adversity. His openness and character will not be forgot. I hope you have found eternal peace Uncle Ted!

  • Dennis Jordan

    My deepest sympathy to Ted's family and friends. I worked at Bell South with Ted. He was always a pleasure to be around. I admired his curiosity and zest for life! Sincerely, Dennis

  • Cindy Bradford

    You were such an amazing friend and I will miss you greatly. You had such a kind heart and loved to have fun. I hope you are having fun sailing in Heaven. Thank you for being a great and loyal friend. You will be missed.
    Cindy Bradford

  • Kathi Spencer

    This is such sad news. I worked with Ted at BellSouth. He was always so chipper, had a joke to tell and met you with a smile. God rest your soul Ted. Heaven gained an angel...I'm sure you'll be causing havoc amongst the others...always a jokester!! Thoughts and prayers to all the family that Ted was so proud of and spoke of often.

  • Donna Hartis

    I am so sad to hear about Ted. We worked together at Bellsouth. When I think of Ted I will always remember his big smile & his friendliness . May God bless his family, friends & loved ones with precious memories to help you all through your sadness.

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