Danny S. Pappas

Danny PappasAge 90, passed away November 23, 2021.  He was born May 15, 1931, in Florina, Macedonia, coming to the U.S.A. at a young age to work in a family restaurant.  He retired 45 years later.  Danny was a loyal Detroit Lions and Tigers fan, witnessing Mickey Lolich hit a homerun in the 1968 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was a hard working and generous man who will be missed by his family!

Danny was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Marie and son, Christopher, and sister, Stoyna Papadopoulos.  Surviving are:  children, Sandra (Dennis) O’Connor, Cindy (Ricky) Norris, Julie Dilley, and Dan (Jennifer) Pappas; 6 grandchildren, Nicholas, Ashley, Erin, Anna, Eric and Gunner; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, James Papas and Bill (Sophie) Papadopoulos.  His family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff at Regency at Lansing West for the care that made his time feel like a home with family.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 29, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lansing.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels or Greater Lansing Food Bank.  Online condolences may be left for his family at. www.EstesLeadley.com.

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Joyce Bandy
November 25, 2021 at 11:24 am

So sorry to hear. Love for all.

Angela Knauf
November 25, 2021 at 11:44 am

Sandy and Denny – So sorry for your loss, it’s so hard to say goodbye to someone you love. My heart goes out to you and your family. Angie (Decker) Knauf

Jack Norris
November 25, 2021 at 11:49 am

Sorry for your loss. He was a special man.

Tim Sime
November 25, 2021 at 12:02 pm

We are so sorry for your loss and especially at this holiday season of thanks. I hope your family finds peace in these coming days and Marcia and I look forward to celebrating the life of your father at his service on Monday. Love you Denny, Sandy and family!

Tim and Marcia Sime

Marilyn Earley
November 25, 2021 at 1:25 pm

Rest In Peace Danny! We had so many laughs and good times. Now you will be reunited with Marie and Chris. You traveled a long road, worked hard all of your life and was a good friend.

Martha Jakubiak
November 25, 2021 at 4:13 pm

Sandy and Denny,

So sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you both and have you and your family in my thoughts.

Anne H Stump
November 25, 2021 at 4:39 pm

My condolences to the entire Pappas family. Fond memories of your mom and dad at Holy Cross then St Mary’s masses. You dad always had a gleam in his eye.
Losing a parent is so hard but he is now reunited with your mother. May he rest in peace.

Anne Stump

November 26, 2021 at 8:43 am

Sending love and prayers to you and your entire family. Peace be with you.
Rick, Jackie & Sophie.

JoAnn McKim- Roberts
November 26, 2021 at 10:51 am

My condolences to the entire Pappas family. It is difficult to lose our loved ones, especially around the holidays. May you all treasure special memories of your dad. Big hugs to you all!

Tori Fredline
November 26, 2021 at 4:22 pm

I was lucky to be able to meet your wonderful father Sandy! He was such a happy fellow. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort to you and your family.

Tori Fredline

Jan Swiss (Peck)
November 27, 2021 at 8:31 am

So sorry for your family’s loss…keep his spirit alive in your hearts by remembering all of the special moments you shared with him over the years…he sure had great children! I wish you all calm.

Therese Martemucci
November 27, 2021 at 9:22 am

So very sorry for your loss. Memories of Danny make me smile. Wishing you peace and comfort from the love and support of family and friends. Love and prayers to you all.

Donna Old
November 29, 2021 at 10:30 am

Sending thoughts and prayers to the Pappas family at this difficult time. May the good memories give you peace.

Pat Ballard
November 29, 2021 at 11:26 am

So sorry to hear of your loss of your your Dad. Knew him for almost 60 years and your Mom even longer. they were good people and loved the great family they raised. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pat (He is probably getting the soup on in Heaven)


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