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Dr.  Peter George Pappas Obituary
DR. PETER GEORGE PAPPAS, 63, OF EAST VINCENT Dr. Peter George Pappas, 63, of East Vincent Twp., PA, formerly of Washington, D.C., died on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Paoli Hospital. He was the husband of Jeannie B. (Cryor) Pappas with whom he shared 24 years of marriage. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Irene Pappas and the late George Peter Pappas. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by: his daughter, Shawn Mary Wood of San Francisco, CA; his sister, Bette Jane Pappas and her husband Jim Burks of N. Bethesda, MD; his brother, Phillip George Pappas and his wife Debbie of Sarasota, FL; Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and Tammy, Betsy and Harry, his loyal pets. Peter was a wonderful story teller, car enthusiast, grill master and enjoyed spending time with his family in Beach Haven, NJ. Peter graduated from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD and the University of Maryland with a B.S. degree in Physics. He continued his education at M.I.T. earning a PhD in Laser Physics. During his graduate studies at M.I.T., he worked on a project to establish the physics laboratory at Rutgers University. Following college, he worked for the former Bell Labs as a laser physicist. He then, for six years, became the Chief Scientist for the Department of the Army in their Strategic Defense Command. For 20 years, he was Vice President of Science Application International Corporation. Most recently, he was working with Decisive Analytic Corporation, Alexandria, VA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Peter's Life Celebration, 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Traber Center, 10 Traber Lane, Spring City, PA 19475. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at the Traber Center. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a . Online condolences may be made to the family at
Published in The Mercury on June 13, 2014
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