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George Papps, 96, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on January 22, 2013. George was born on April 26, 1916 in New York City. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Papps. His parents, Polychronis and Marie were immigrants from the island of Karpathos, Greece. They had three sons, Jean, George and Milton. George attended Stuyvesant High School and then attended CCNY and received his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering. He went on to get his Masters in Chemical Engineering at Brooklyn Polytechnic. He worked for National Oil Products in New Jersey, M.W. Kellogg in N.Y., National Lead in N.Y. and Fansteel in California. He married Mary Pappas on July 11, 1954. Mary and George lived in Queens, New York for 18 years and then moved to Palos Verdes, California. They have three children, Peter, Genia (Bruce) and Alexia (Fred) and four grandchildren, Tony (17), Matthew (15), Dean (14) and Mia (9). His family was the center of his life. George was a faithful parishioner of Saint Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church. He served on the Parish Council, acted as a Sunday school teacher, choir member and was an active worker at the annual St. Katherine's Greek Festival. The Trisagion memorial service will be held on Monday, January 28th at 5:00 pm at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in the City of Torrance. The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 29th, at 11:00 am at Saint Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill in Redondo Beach. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Saint Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church in George's honor. Go to www.lafuneral. com to send the family messages. Sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 26, 2013