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Services Tuesday for Matthew T. Pappas

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Matthew T. Pappas was born on October 1, 1977, and died on May 28, 2017, in his home in Durham, NC.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Judith Schmidt Pappas and his wife, Stacy Gribat Pappas, as well as his aunt R. Judith Stephenson and his uncle Robert Schmidt.

He is survived by his father, Anthony; sister, Ann (Cory) Streger; nephews, Jackson and Brayden Streger; niece, Kayla Streger; aunts, Penny Pappas, Lela Schmidt, Karen Schmidt, Debbie Schmidt; uncles, Alan Schmidt and Greg Schmidt, and many cousins.

Matt grew up in Dyer, IN, and then Frankfort, IL, where he graduated from Lincolnway High School. He worked for a time at Hallmark Cabinet Company and then spent time in Lake Tahoe, CA, and four years in Maui, HI, before moving to Durham, NC. He was a unique individual who was loved by many. His smile was infectious, and he cared deeply for the people in his life.

Friends may visit with his family on Monday, June 5, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave./South St., Crown Point, IN 46307.

Funeral prayers will be said on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at Geisen Funeral, Cremation and Reception Centre in Crown Point, IN, followed by a Memorial Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 321 E. Joliet St., Crown Point, IN, at 10:00 a.m., with Fr. Patrick Kalich officiating.

Services will conclude at the church.

View directions and sign guestbook at 219-663-2500.



Posted 6/2/2017




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