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Pappas, Robert (Bob)

Robert (Bob) Pappas passed away peacefully at home on February 18, 2022, with his wife Dianna and his dog Daisy at his side. Bob was born March 4, 1931 in Welsh, West Virginia and had been a resident of Dalton the past forty years. Some may remember him as Mark Flanagan, popular radio disc jockey in the Akron-Canton area in the 1960s and 1970s. Others may remember him as the owner of a furniture store on Main Street in Dalton in the 1980s. Still others may know of him as a published author of the book ‘My First Murder’.
He leaves behind his wife Dianna with whom he recently celebrated forty years of marriage, his beloved step-son Matt McBride of Dalton, his daughters Valli Pappas and Glenna Kraft of Texas, his brother Jack Pappas of Canton, three grand-children and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He will be greatly missed for his sense of humor, his ready smile, his good nature, and his card-playing skills. Bob was truly one-of-a-kind.
Per the family’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. There will be a memorial service at a later date. The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Hospice of Wayne County for their kind and tender care.


  1. Tom and Karol Niehaus on February 22, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    Remembering Bob with fondness. Prayers for peace and comfort

  2. Angela Marthey on February 22, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Prayers during this difficult time. I have know Bob for over 30 plus years. He was a customer I serviced at the Block and Barrel in the 90’s. He was always so happy and always telling a joke.
    R.I.P. Bob

  3. Thomas Lentz on February 24, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    May your fond memories warm you during this difficult time. Peace

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