Philip J. Pappa
June 9, 1927 - May 31, 2019
Philip J. Pappa, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 9, 1927, he was a son of the late Joseph and Madeline (Grasso) Pappa. Philip proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He then worked as a metal fabricator at DuPont for over 30 years. Philip loved to participate and watch many sports. He was a softball pitcher and enjoyed cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles. In his spare time, he created beautiful clay sculptures and did crossword puzzles. Philip cherished moments spent with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Philip was preceded in death by his siblings, John Pappa, Antoinette Pappa Feldman, Mary Pappa Narcise, Victor Pappa and Helen Pappa Dodaro. He is survived by his children, Phillip Pappa (Kim) of Carneys Point, NJ and Vera Pappa of Salem, NJ; granddaughters, Jennifer McConnell of Manhattan, NY and Tamirah Pappa of Salem, NJ; his great friends, Frank and Fran Cebula and family of New Castle, DE; and many nieces and nephews.
A committal service will be held at 10 am on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Philip’s memory to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.