Age 61, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Dormont, peacefully passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones at home. Beloved husband and high school sweetheart to Elaine (Pernicano) Sappas for 39 years; loving father of Stephanie Sappas and Dean (Michelle McClellan) Sappas; son of the late Kim and Dionysia Sappas; caring brother of Maria (Harry) Hanna and James Sappas; son-in-law of George and Lois Pernicano; Nuno to Alexander Hanna. Harry is also survived by his two bull dogs, Otis and Tily; and by many additional supportive family and friends. He was a graduate from Keystone Oaks High School and Penn State University. Harry was a very hard worker, being able to establish his own contracting business, Bulldog Coating Specialists. He was very proud of obtaining his black belt in Tang Soo Do Karate. Harry loved all animals and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a lifelong member of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. As a pillar of the church, he was given the title "The Keeper of the Faith". Harry was an integral part in the life and purpose of the church. Most of all, Harry will be remembered for his sense of humor, giving second chances, and helping others through difficult times. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends and family will be welcome at 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, 724-941-3211 on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where a Trisagion Service will be held Thursday 7 p.m. Additional visitation will be held in Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 Gilkeson Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228, on Friday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Liturgy at 11 a.m. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Agape Fund or the Humane Society. Please add or view tributes at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 8, 2014