Constantine Peter Pappas

07/19/2011 12:10 PM |

Constantine Peter Pappas

Former Greenport resident Constantine Peter Pappas died July 2 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Florida. He was 75.

He was born at Southampton Hospital to Peter and Elmore (Affron) Pappas and raised in Greenport, where he graduated from high school in 1953. In 1957 he graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., where he was a member of the lacrosse team and Sigma Chi fraternity.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961 at Fort Dix, N.J., where he excelled at marksmanship and was on the rifle team.

Mr. Pappas worked in the family business, Paradise Sweets, and at Jiffy Bite in Orient Point. He later worked as a Suffolk County probation officer and as a supervisor at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth in Farmingdale until his retirement. In 1999, he moved from Port Jefferson to Port St. Lucie, Fla.

He was an avid sports fan and an accomplished bridge player, according to his family, and kept abreast of the financial markets. He enjoyed cooking, reading and camping with his family, they said, and he was best known for his great sense of humor, quick wit, wisdom and reaching out to others.

Predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Eleanor, and his son Jeffery Lorber, he is survived by his daughter, Constance Burelle of Miller Place; his sons Steven Lorber of Hampton Bays and Robert Lorber of Brewster; his sister, Cynthia Newton, of Centreville, Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his brother, E. Peter Pappas.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greenport.

Donations may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 502, Greenport, NY 11944.

This is a paid notice.