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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.

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7 Guestbook messages for Philip J. Pappa

  • Rest peaceful Phil..only met a few times and knew you were a keeper..you know you won’t be forgotten..💜

  • So very sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers…

  • Phil and Kim, the world is a lot darker without your dad being in it. Our friendship shared years of tears, laughter, sad times and fun times. He will forever be missed. Very sorry for your lost and I know he would be proud!! ❤️

  • Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Phil was a great friend and a special part of our family. Surely he will be missed but not forgotten.

  • I will miss you Phil. You were a great guy and a wonderful neighbor!!!! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends in this time of sorrow. Rest in peace my friend.

  • I am grateful to call Phil my good friend. I will always remember the love and support that he has given me.

  • Ed and I send our thoughts and prayers for the loss of a wonderful friend of many years. We are so sorry we will not be at the service on Friday, as we well be out of town.
    Love to the family.
    Gay & Ed Hartwell