Catherine M. Pappas

January 22, 1949 - May 19, 2017
Catherine M. Pappas

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Catherine M. Pappas, 68 of Wellsville, Ohio passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Alliance, Ohio on January 22, 1949 a daughter of the late Harry G. and Jenny (Richi) Hammond. Living most of her life in this area, she worked as a floor attendant for the Mountaineer Lodge for 15 years before retiring in 2001. Cathy was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church, the Wellsville Eagles #772 and enjoyed shooting pool and playing bingo.

She is survived at home by her husband Joseph Pappas whom she married July 30, 1971; her seven children: Twig Lucas and her Companion Gary Conzett of East Liverpool, JoAnne Pappas of Wellsville, OH, Jay Pappas and his wife Debi of East Liverpool, OH; Jenny Pappas and her companion Morris James of Topeka, KS, Cathy Jo Pappas, Tonya Pappas and Toni Pappas all of Wellsville, OH; a grandson: Anthony Powell whom she raised; twenty-one grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister: Sandy Hammond; her aunts: Roxy Murry, Mary Yanko and Lena Davidson.

Services will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11 AM with Pastor Dirk Hall of the Living Well Church officiating. Burial will take place in St. Elizabeth Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the Wellsville VFW Wellsville.

Family will be present to receive friends at the Wellsville funeral home on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.

Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences online at or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Wellsville, OH 43968

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  • May 22, 2017
    Cindy and Kenny Grimm says:
    Cindy and I are so sorry for your loss! May god bless and watch over you all at this trying time!

  • May 22, 2017
    Fred and Mary Frost says:
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Pappas Family . May God be with you in this difficult time .

  • May 22, 2017
    doreen myers says:
    Our love and sympathies go out to Joe and the Pappas family. What a beautiful person and friend Cathy was. She, Joe and their children were like family to us. Cathy was the fun older sister you wanted to grow up and be like. Our families shared many memories over the years. She and Joe were there for our family thru some very difficult times. Heaven just got alot brighter and alot livelier with Cathy's soul. I know many arms were open wide to welcome her home. R.I.P. beautiful friend. Doreen Myers, Chris and Paul Barney

  • May 22, 2017
    Marcy l Medley says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Cathy was a one of a kind lady, always with a hug and smile.. I will never forget her and her kindness..

  • May 22, 2017
    Lucy, Toni, Mecca and Polly Yanko says:
    Sending our deepest sympathies to all the Pappas families. Cathy will certainly be missed. We hold many happy memories of the family gatherings in Wellsville!