Mark A. Pappas

Mark A. Pappas, 61, of Greentown, died Tuesday at home after a nearly six year battle with ALS. His devoted wife of 38 years is the former Teresa Walsh.

Born in Dickson City, son of the former Theresa J. Janeczek Pappas of Lakeville and the late Anthony V. Pappas. He was a graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh Valley University.

Mark and his wife Teresa directed Ledgedale Recreation Area on Lake Wallenpaupack. Mark was the co-owner of Ledgedale Boat Storage, and also owned and operated van transportation for both Wallenpaupack and Western Wayne School Districts. He was an active member and once president of the Hawley-Lake Wallenpaupack Chamber of Commerce, and actively involved in the relicensing of the dam, resulting in a long-term presidency of the Lake Wallenpaupack Recreation Council.
He was also involved Marine Trades Association and a member of the Shoreline Sub-Committee.

He had a passion for Penn State football, boating and being outdoors. He loved spending time with his family, and was always willing to give a helping hand. He will be truly missed by all who knew him, who would say he had an enormous smile, laugh and heart .

Also surviving are his two daughters, Jennifer and Stephanie; sisters, Debra Fabri and her husband Elliot of Shippenville, PA, and Sharon Sowers and her husband Lars of Coplay, PA; brother-in-law Gregory Misiura of Hop Bottom, PA; nieces and nephews Linda Misiura and wife Stephanie Nowotarski, Christine Misiura, Gregory Misiura, wife Alexis and son Cooper, Elliot Fabri and wife Sarah, Lauren Fabri and Quentin Sowers.

Mark was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Pappas Jr, his nephew, Anthony "Tony" Fabri, his sister, Joan Misiura, and his father Anthony V. Pappas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church, 105 Gravity Rd. Lake Ariel, by the Rev. Stephen Stavoy.

A memorial gathering will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Rd. Lake Ariel, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association

For directions or to send the family an online condolence please visit

Funeral Home

James H Wilson Funeral Home Inc
143 Gravity Road Lake Ariel, PA 18436
(570) 698-5811

Published in Wayne Independent on Sept. 1, 2018