Armand Pape

January 1, 1941 ~ April 1, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Armand Pape Obituary

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

Amanda Grewe.

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.

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April 10, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Clemente Funeral Home Struthers
700 Fifth Street
Struthers, Ohio 44471

Prayer Service
April 11, 2023

10:30 AM
Clemente Funeral Home Struthers
700 Fifth Street
Struthers, Ohio 44471

Mass of Christian Burial
April 11, 2023

11:00 AM
St Nicholas Church in Struthers


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