Nicholas Hugh Kapetan, of Fairfield, died Aug. 22 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

Born Nov. 13, 1952, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he attended Timothy Dwight and Tomlinson Junior High schools in Fairfield, and graduated cum laude from Berkshire Academy in Massachusetts, where he was captain of the tennis team. He later earned two degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business.

After working in New York City for Benton & Bowles in marketing and advertising, he became a project manager for Kapetan, Inc. Later, he taught in the Westport and Fairfield schools, and for 10 years worked with children at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport. He had been married eight years; was a Steelers' fan; enjoyed backgammon, and was a state championship pool player. He also was an avid reader; was involved with the Westport Poets Society and the Connecticut Poets, and his writing appeared in various publications.

Survivors include his parents, Peter and Helen Kapetan of Fairfield and Naples, Fla.; sisters Melissa Kapetan Russow of Milford and Christine Kapetan Hurst of Topanga Canyon, Calif.; nephews Ryan, Edward and Alex Russow, and Peter and Stephen Linderoth, and a niece Allison Russow. He was predeceased by a brother, Peter Murray Kapetan.

A memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, 1046 Old Academy Road. Private burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan), 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.( The Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, is handling arrangements. For information or to sign an online guest register, visit