Joan S. Pappas, 83

June 06, 2019

Joan S. Pappas, 83, formerly of Lancaster, passed away at Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Columbia on Thursday, June 6, 2019. She was born in Haverhill, MA to the late Peter and Thesaloniki (Douzenis) Eliopulos. Joan’s husband John Pappas died in 2007.

A homemaker, Joan loved to play the piano and organ, and she taught piano earlier in life. She loved classical music and poetry. A devout Greek Orthodox, Joan was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and the Daughters of Penelope.

Joan is survived by her son James Pappas, husband of Alex Clark of Delray Beach, FL, son-in-law William H. Dinkel of Lancaster and her three grandchildren, Marina Pappas Barbosa, wife of Bruno of Houston, TX, and McElla Pappas and Andreas Pappas both of San Francisco.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was preceded in death by her daughter Julie Ann Dinkel December 29, 2018, and her siblings Cynthia and Pericles Eliopulos.

Private services and burial in Conestoga Memorial Park will take place at the convenience of the Pappas family. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Mental Health America of Lancaster County, 630 Janet Ave., Suite B-110, Lancaster, PA 17601-4585,

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. 717-560-5100

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Condolences to the Family

July 29, 2019

On behalf of the Officers and Members of Stella Chapter No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star, we wish to express our sincerest sympathy at the loss of our sister, Joan.  Joan was a member of Stella Chapter for 75 years, having joined in December 1963 in Worcester, MA.  We will be making a donation in her memory to the Mental Health of Lancaster County.
Barbara M. McDuffie, Secretary of Stella Chapter

June 10, 2019

To the Pappas Family,
i was sorry to read about the passing of your mother, grandmother in LNP today.  I’m sure you have a lot of great memories of time spent together over the years.  I will be thinking of you during this difficult time.
love to all,
Randy and Kathy Johnston

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