OBITUARY

Kathryn Pappas

May 26, 1935April 6, 2019
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Kathryn Ann Pappas, age 83, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Medical City, Dallas, Texas. Kathryn was born on May 26, 1935, in Dallas, Texas, daughter of Richard and Myrtle Grubbs.

She is survived by her spouse, Richard W. Pappas, children: Michael, Judy, Stephen, Randall and Jeffrey, sister Susanne, ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Kathryn will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Calvary Hill Funeral Home, located at 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas 75220.

The rosary will be recited at 7PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 10:00 AM at St. Monica Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Private Burial Friday, April 12, 2019
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Monica Carpenter

April 10, 2019

Kay was not only my mother’s best friend for many years but was also a second mother to myself and my brothers! She was one of the greatest and fondest memories I have of my childhood and I will always miss her smiling and friendly face! Love you Kay, always and forever, Monica Carpenter

Randall Pappas

April 10, 2019

Kathryn Grubbs Pappas, 83, passed away on April 6, 2019. She was born in Dallas, Texas to Richard and Myrtle Grubbs on May 26, 1935.

After graduating early from Sunset High School in 1952, she met and fell in love with a life-guard at the Vickery Park swimming pool. On June 1, 1953 she married that life-guard, Richard William Pappas, and began a 65-year adventure. She devoted herself to raising her children and volunteering at church and school. In 1971 she began working nights for Republic Bank Dallas, eventually rising to manage the oil and gas lending department. All through her working years, she mentored and developed many employees who went on to be successful in their careers. She just recently retired as an assistant vice president in commercial real estate lending in 2017. Even before retiring she would volunteer any free time she had. For the animal shelter, she fostered animals in addition to the countless pets she cared for. She loved all animals and would take in any animal that needed a home. For Carter Blood Care, she led committees and religiously gave blood as often as she could. For St. Monica, she made weekly bread runs for the food bank. A parishioner of St. Monica since 1961, she was known and loved by all. She was a friend to everyone she met, and she never hesitated to help anyone in need. Even the spare bedrooms of her home were open sanctuaries for anyone in need of shelter. She sought nothing for herself and only cared for the well-being and success of others.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her father, mother, sister (Helen), and son (Mark); she is survived by her husband of 65 years, sister (Susanne), children (Michael, Judy, Stephen, Randy, and Jeffrey), ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity in honor of Kathryn Pappas.

Jennifer Gates

April 9, 2019

Wow. Kay is my God-Mother and it has been such a long time since I saw you last and now you have joined our Heavenly Father. I am still in shock, I do not know what to say. Kay was such a loving and devoted mother to not only her own children but to all children and will truly be missed. Godspeed Kay.

Randy Hering

April 8, 2019

Kay was much more than my manager and co-worker. She was a true friend until the end. She was your cheerleader, your shoulder to cry on, your accountability partner, or your Mom when needed. Kay was truly the most selfless person who I have ever had the benefit of knowing. She gave with no expectation of reward or acknowledgement. She truly lived by God’s word here on Earth to love your neighbor as you would love thyself.

Nancy Petty

April 8, 2019

Heaven has the best person I know. My memories start from her taking me to see Willy Wonka to having adult lunches full of laughter. I know there is NOBODY that comes close to having a heart as full of Love as hers! Love you Aunt Kay I miss you dearly.

David and Patsy Thornhill

April 8, 2019

One of my fondest memories was ANYTIME dropping in to visit you and Uncle Dick you ALWAYS provided such peace and calm with laughter and humor. We know that you have peace and you are smiling down on us. We love you so much Aunt Kaye.

Chris and Catherine Mecke

April 8, 2019

We will always love and miss you Aunt Kay. Peace be with you. God now has a great new angel.

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