In Memoriam: Jordan Kapson – 1926-2006
MISHAWAKA, IN - Jordan Kapson, chairman of Jordan Automotive Network, passed away in his sleep at his home, apparently from a heart attack. He was 82. Kapson founded Jordan Automotive, which consists of Ford, Toyota, Scion, and Volvo franchises.
He was born in Chicago, and is survived by his son Craig, president of Jordan Automotive. His daughters Nancy and Karen and three grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive him. Kapson created the Jordan Kapson Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, as well as the Bette Kapson Sanctuary Fund at Temple Beth-El in South Bend. Kapson started in the car business in 1946 selling Nash Ramblers.