Matthew T. Pappas
was born on October 1, 1977, and died on May 28, 2017, in his home in
He is preceded in
death by his mother, Judith Schmidt Pappas and his wife, Stacy Gribat
Pappas, as well as his aunt R. Judith Stephenson and his uncle Robert
He is survived by
his father, Anthony; sister, Ann (Cory) Streger; nephews, Jackson and
Brayden Streger; niece, Kayla Streger; aunts, Penny Pappas, Lela Schmidt,
Karen Schmidt, Debbie Schmidt; uncles, Alan Schmidt and Greg Schmidt, and
Matt grew up in
Dyer, IN, and then Frankfort, IL, where he graduated from Lincolnway High
School. He worked for a time at Hallmark Cabinet Company and then spent time
in Lake Tahoe, CA, and four years in Maui, HI, before moving to Durham, NC.
He was a unique individual who was loved by many. His smile was infectious,
and he cared deeply for the people in his life.
Friends may visit
with his family on Monday, June 5, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at
Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave./South St.,
Crown Point, IN 46307.
will be said on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at Geisen Funeral,
Cremation and Reception Centre in Crown Point, IN, followed by a Memorial
Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 321 E. Joliet St., Crown Point, IN, at
10:00 a.m., with Fr. Patrick Kalich officiating.
conclude at the church.
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