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January 1, 1941 ~ April 1, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Struthers – Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, April 11, at 11:00 am at Christ Our Savior St. Nicholas Church in Struthers for Armand “Papa” Pape, 82, passed away on April 1st, 2023, surrounded by his family.
Armand wasborn on January 1st, 1941, in Tripoli, Libya to his parents Matteo and Salvatrice (Mary) Pepe. Armand was raised in Castelbottaccio, a Province of Campobasso, Italy, until immigrating to
America with his mother and sister on July 28th, 1958. They came to Lowellville to join his father.
Armand was a 1960 graduate of Lowellville High School.
Armand met his beautiful bride, Grace Listorti, in 1958 when he first arrived in America. Armand
and Grace married on September 9th, 1961, and were happily married for 61 years. Grace and
Armand first lived in Lowellville, prior to moving to Struthers in 1964. They then spent the
rest of their time together there.
Armand leaves behind three children, his son Frank (Trina) Pape, and daughters Mary Ann (Mike
Yoest) Pape, and Lisa (Bill) Grewe. He also leaves behind his sister Theresa (Pete) Nero. Armand
was most proud of his seven grandchildren: Frank Pape Jr, Austin (Amanda Ellis) Grewe, Tony
(Kayla Kusky) Pape, Michael (Ashley Kane) Pape, Danny (Alexa) Pape, Alyssa (Austin Solomon)
Grewe, and Adam Grewe. Armand also was blessed with four great-grandchildren: Jayce and
Noah Solomon, Giavanna Pape, and Josephine Grace Pape. He served as a step-grandfather to
Michael Yoest Jr. Armand’s love spread past his immediate family as he was an uncle, godfather,
and grandpa to those that were not his own.
Armand is preceded in death by his mother and father, father- and mother-in-law Frank and
Helen Listorti, sisters-in-law Jean Listorti and Theresa (Peter) Smerchansky, and granddaughter
Armand spent his time as a meat cutter for 42 years, but his true pastime was making others
happy, whether this was through making homemade sausage, homemade wine, limoncello, or
his famous “stinky cheese.” Anyone who knew Armand knew him as the “Sausage King.”
Armand was a huge sports fan including all of the Cleveland sports teams, but most notably,
watching any sports his children or grandchildren were involved with. He enjoyed playing bocce
all over the Youngstown area, competing in Morra, playing word searches, and gardening.
Armand was an exemplary member of the Struthers community as he was involved with the
Struthers Gridiron Club, where he served as the president for multiple years and was later
named Treasurer. He was also involved with the Struthers Little Wildcats, The Knights of
Columbus 4224, St. Nicholas Festival as the coordinator of all food booths for 13 years, and was
a key member of the St. Nicholas Renewal Teams.
The Pape family wants to extend special thanks and appreciation to all of those involved with
Armand’s care, especially those who worked with him at the Mercy Health CHF Clinic.
Friends may call on Monday, April 10, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. at Clemente Funeral Home and prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 am prior to proceeding to church.
To view this obituary and send condolences visit www.ClementeFuneralHomes.com.