Linda Pappas passed away Sept. 28. A devoted wife, loving mother, caring sister and selfless friend, her memory will be cherished and presence missed each day by so many who knew her.
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Born Oct. 30, 1943 in San Jose to James and Marie Orlando, she was the second of five children. She attended Andrew Hill High School in San Jose. As a teenager, her family relocated to Yuba City, where she met the love of her life and husband of 48 years, Alex Pappas. She graduated from the University of California, Chico with a degree in English and pursued a career in teaching. She went on to earn a masters degree in education from Walden University.
After putting her career on hold to raise her sons, Matthew, Vincent, Stephen and Michael, she took a position at Cedar Lane Elementary School, where she taught for 15 years.
She loved to read, and was passionate about literacy and education. Linda was a dedicated educator who made a difference in the lives of hundreds of students and colleagues in the Yuba-Sutter area for nearly three decades. She was a member of NEA, CTA and MUTA.
Upon retirement, Linda enjoyed spending her time with her husband and grandchildren, as well as gardening and quilting. She was a member of the Valley Quilt Guild, Sacramento Italian Cultural Society and the American-Portuguese Club. Linda was always ready to help anyone in need.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents and brother Tom.
She is survived by her husband; sons; daughters - in - law Donna, Adriana and Angie; grandchildren Alex and Isabella; brothers John and David Orlando; and sister Maria Anderson.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Oct. 3 to Oct. 5, 2012