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Peter Christopher Pappas

August 25, 1945 ~ October 1, 2019 (age 74)

Peter Christopher Pappas
Resident of Antioch 

Aug. 25, 1945- Oct. 1, 201-9

Peter Christopher Pappas passed away on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Peter was born in Boston, Massachusetts and joined the US Navy where he served in the
Vietnam War. He was later stationed at Treasure lsland. Peter worked at the Concord Naval
Weapons Station while attending night school at John F. Kennedy University where he earned a
Juris doctorate degree and then became a lawyer.
Peter tirelessly represented clients in Contra Costa County for more than forty years,
successfully helping people with matters in Bankruptcy, Tax, Real Estate, Criminal, Probate and
Estate, and Personal Injury Law. ln 2008, Peter was awarded a certificate of appreciation from
the Contra Costa County Superior Court for his significant and valuable contribution to the
court and to the public.
Peter coached baseball for his grandsons' at little league and Antioch Babe Ruth where he
served on the Board and sponsored many surrounding leagues and players so they could afford
to play the game. Peter's favorite pastimes were spending time with his family, horse racing,
fantasy football, watching the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Celtics on TV,
and following his granddaughter, Athena's collegiate softball career.
Peter was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his daughter
Maria Pappas-Rajotte and her husband Rob Dial. His grandchildren, Peter Tsompanas and his
significant other Veronica Aku, Nicholas Tsompanas and his fianc6, Katie McDaniel, Athena
Golling, Gracie Dial and one great granddaughter, Kiana Tsompanas all of Antioch, California.
Peter was the youngest child of six and last living son of Teddy Pappas and Mary Massura.
Brother of the late Arthur Pappas, Cornelia Flavin, John Pappas, Pauline MacDonald and
Georgia Griffin. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews all over the country.
His very generous loving and giving spirit will be missed by all who knew him.
Friends and family are invited to a Rosary on Thursday Oct.17th at 7:OO p.m. and a funeral service on Oct.18th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1955 Kirker Pass Road,
Concord, California. Entombment will follow at Oak View Memorial Cemetery in Antioch, Calfornia with US Navy Military Honors.
ln lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Building
Fund.
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
              925-676-6967

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