George P. Pappas, 93 of Somers, NY formerly of Queens, died Monday, August 14th 2023 peacefully at his home.
George was born on December 31, 1929 in Astoria, Queens to the late Peter and Agnoula (Agnes) Pappas. He grew up in Astoria, graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnic High School and went on to attend New York University (NYU) where he received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree. He was in the ROTC program at NYU, became a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army upon graduation, and served as a Company Commander in Korea during the Korean War. After the war, he came home to New York where he worked in the transportation industry as a structural engineer building roads and bridges for many years until his retirement in 1997.
In 1968, he bought property in Somers, NY, where he built a house and raised his family until 2006 when he sold it to his son and moved to Heritage Hills. He loved sports and was a devoted Yankees, Giants, Knicks and Rangers fan. Throughout his time in NYC, he loved to play ice hockey and skip class to watch Yankee games at Yankee Stadium. After returning from Korea, he developed a deep interest in skiing. He fell in love with the sport and passed his passion on by teaching many other people how to ski including his son, both grandchildren, niece and her daughter. He continued to ski throughout his life and took his final run with his son and grandchildren when he was 81.
George is the beloved husband of Caroline, the loving father of Peter and his wife Ellen, and the devoted grandfather of William and Elizabeth of Somers, NY. He is the brother of John Pappas and his wife Anna of Manhattan, NY.
A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10AM on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at The Greek Orthodox Church of Our Savior, 2195 Westchester Avenue East, Rye, NY. Entombment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 101 Mill Street, Putnam Valley, NY.