Angelo Robert Pappa

June 09, 1928 - November 26, 2014 

Angelo Robert Pappa

June 09, 1928 - November 26, 2014 

Obituary for Angelo Robert Pappa

Angelo Robert Pappa, - 86 a resident of Mays Landing for fifty years passed away on Wednesday, November 26th after fighting a brave battle with leukemia. He was born in Swoyersville, PA and is predeceased by his parents, Sicilian immigrants Joseph and Carmela and his three sisters Carmela, Josephine and Rosina. Angelo is survived by his loving and devoted wife of fifty-nine years, Bernadette three children: Lisa (Vinnie), Joseph (Alma) and Damian (Cynthia), ten grandchildren: Alex (Cathy), Maurio, Dante, Carlo, Elena (Mark), Erik, Sergio, Bianca, Benjamin, and Brooke, three great-grandchildren: Elijah, Adrian, and Alex Jr. and two beloved nephews Philip “Torchy” Zachary and Mark Costello.

Angelo served two terms in the United States Marine Corps and lived his life according to their values of honor, courage and commitment and could be seen daily wearing one of his many Marine Corps caps. Angelo received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from Wilkes College and a Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Scranton. Angelo taught students History at both Bridgeton and Bloomfield high schools before joining the faculty of Oakcrest High School where he was a dedicated member of the Falcon family for thirty-three years (never missing a day). During his tenure at OHS, he served as a teacher, President of the Teachers’ Association, guidance counselor, and Supervisor of the Guidance Department. He was a member of the Hamilton Township Board of Education, serving as its President for two consecutive terms. Throughout his lifetime Angelo was a devout Catholic and enjoyed spending time with his family, reading, cooking, watching old movies and vintage television shows, running, completing crossword puzzles, and listening to music from the Big Band Era.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 28th from 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM at Boakes Funeral Home 6050 Main Street Mays Landing NJ 08330.

A mass will be held on Saturday, November 29th at 11:00AM at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 5021 Harding Highway Mays Landing NJ 08330.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to either the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society PO Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202 888-557-7177 or the Michael J Fox Foundation PO Box 4777 NY, NY 10163 800-708-7644

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