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.