Adam Tsapis, 49

Adam Tsapis

Adam Tsapis

LEWISTON — Adam Tsapis, 49, of Harrison, passed away on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, from injuries sustained in a kite-skiing accident near his home on Crystal Lake.

Born and raised in Ithaca, N.Y., Adam grew up on Cayuga Lake. He loved and thrived living on the water and was able to replicate his childhood love of lake living for his own family on Crystal Lake. Adam attended Ithaca High School and Northfield Mt. Hermon, and eventually graduated from UC-Berkeley. A student of life, he was never one to let school get in the way of his education. He captained and crewed aboard various tall ships, sailing extensively in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Trading up from sea level to the mountains in 1996, Adam cofounded Summit Achievement in Stow, a program dedicated to serving at-risk youth and families. He continued to work and grow his business until his untimely death.

Neither Adam's mind, nor his body, were ever very still. He filled his days with family, friends, and adventures great and small. An accomplished hockey player and strong skater, a talented skier, snowboarder, and wakeboarder, a successful sailor and delivery captain, a live music aficionado and collector of sea shanties, and a fair-to-middling golfer (at best), Adam was above all a people person. He was gregarious and outgoing, but in a way that was about more than just great conversation. Adam’s easy smile and kind nature put people at ease as he listened to their words and what was behind them. Adam never met a stranger, but rather made many friends along his many paths.

A devoted husband and loving father of four, Adam was an active member of his children’s lives, donating time and energy to school events, youth sports, and community development. Be it hockey games, Scouts, concerts, graduations, cross-country road trips, Lego creations, hiking logistics, refrigerator art, or just bath and bedtime stories, Adam reveled in the joys and challenges of fatherhood and in the many escapades of his children.

Adam will be remembered for his ever-present and positively infectious grin, twinkling eyes and raucous laughter, his quick mind and sharp wit, his encyclopedic knowledge of all things big and small, his powerful and genuine bear hugs, and the grace and lightness with which he carried and shared, peace, joy, wisdom, and gratitude.

Adam is survived by his wife, Tobie Feigenbaum; and his four children: Kyra, Eben, Noa, and Ezra; his mother, Mickey; and his sisters, Kristen, Kaile, and Jodi. He also left behind his adoring dachshund, Nathan. Adam was predeceased by his father, Stanley Tsapis. Adam is also survived by a truly global community of people fortunate enough to have called him a friend.

A celebration of Adam's life was held on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 12 to 4 p.m., at Fernwood Cove Camp in Harrison.

A fund has been established for his children. Donations may be sent to the Tsapis Family Fund at Northeast Bank, PO Box 307, Harrison, ME 04040.

Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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