OBITUARIO

Anthony Joseph Papa

27 agosto , 193012 junio , 2021
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Dr. Anthony (“Tony”) Joseph Papa, 90, of St. Albans, went home to be with his Savior on June 12, 2021 at 6:05 pm.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Josephine Buttice Papa, sister, Margaret Solomon, and a nephew, Frank V. Papa, Jr.

He was born in NYC and raised in Harlem and on the shore of NJ in East Keansburg. After attending Leonardo High School, NJ, where he enjoyed playing football as a star running back and track athlete, he buckled down and scraped and saved every dollar to work his way through college, being the poor son of an Italian immigrant shoemaker. He graduated with BS (’55) and MS (’57) degrees in organic chemistry from West Virginia University, followed by a PhD (’61) from Washington State University and postdoctoral research on sulfur chemistry at Purdue University.

He then began an industrial career at Dupont's Experimental Station in Wilmington, DE, and 5 years later, joined Union Carbide Corporation at the Technical Center in South Charleston, WV, where he was awarded 35 US patents, co-edited and contributed to six books on polyurethane and phenolic foams, authored 19 publications in technical journals, and was awarded Union Carbide's Chairman's Award for Technology Excellence for solving a perplexing, decades-long technical problem at the company. After 32 years of service at Carbide, he retired in 1998 and pursued two long-time passions: building stone walls on his property and oil painting. He especially enjoyed painting WV landscapes, boats, and the hidden beauty of chemical plants. He was a juried artist at Gallery 11 in Charleston and Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia.

Anthony was a Catholic at St. Francis of Assisi in St. Albans, where he resided with his wife and children for 55 years. He was a caring husband, always looking out for his wife; a model father, leading by example and instilling work ethic in his children; intelligent; creative; and a go-getter in all his pursuits. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Irene Barbara Sanetrik Papa, children, Joseph Papa (Chiu Chi), John Papa, Kathleen Ann Papa, Teresa Guadino (Mike), and Daniel Papa; grandchildren, Nicole Gaudino Malicki (Doug), and Maria Gaudino; brother, Frank Papa; nieces and nephews, Michelle Holzworth, JoAnn Owens, Linda Milton, and Ben Solomon.

Rosary and Prayer Service will be held 12:00 P.M. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Dr. Father Patrick McDonough officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Gathering of family and friends will be from 11 until time of service at the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com

Servicios

  • Visitation

    sábado, 19 junio , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    sábado, 19 junio , 2021

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Faith Huertas

7 julio , 2021

May The Lord Jesus keep you all in perfect peace, may He strengthen you and comfort your hearts at this difficult time. Amen.

"Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'" Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

Benjamin Solomon

6 julio , 2021

I was so sorry to hear. Your dad was (and still is) a great guy. You along with all of our Papa cousins and your Mom are in our prayers.

Saveria (Buttice) Symons

6 julio , 2021

God Bless you and all Tony's family. I have fond memories of my Aunt Josie and visiting their house when I was a child.

Danielle McQueen-Milam

6 julio , 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was a wonderful and sincere man. A caring fellow art student, great artist, and very valued member of Gallery Eleven. He will be greatly missed. My love and prayers are with you and your family.

Joyce Daniels

6 julio , 2021

He was a good person and a fine artist that we were proud to have as a member of Gallery Eleven. I posted one of his paintings on our Facebook page yesterday as a tribute. My condolences to you and your family.

Steven McDonald

6 julio , 2021

He was a great friend, colleague, and mentor. My sincere condolences

Joe Papa

19 junio , 2021

I love you Dad.

Pat Roberts

18 junio , 2021

I feel honored to have known Tony, he was a great friend and a wonderful artist. Gallery Eleven was fortunate to have him as a member.

Frank Coowherd

18 junio , 2021

I have known Tony since February 1, 1974. Tony was my office mate when I joined Carbide on that date. We attended numerous courses and talks together. Tony and Irene introduced Carol and I to Ouzo and the wide variety of olives available particularly if you went to the Pittsburgh market.

JoeAnn Crawford

17 junio , 2021

Tony was such a kind, gentle man who was always considerate of others and spoke softly with a tiny smile. I have missed seeing him and visiting with him the last two years. His paintings of the woods in Saint Albans Park were so breathtaking and allowed you to step into the scene. His Carbide scenes were amazing showing views from the outside that were visible to all, but he turned them into art.
Rest in peace Tony
My condolences to the family of this very fine man.
Respectfully
JoeAnn Crawford

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