Patricia "Pat" Ryan Zapapas
||Patricia "Pat" Ryan Zapapas, age 83, a life-long resident of Indianapolis, passed away January 13, 2011.|
Born August 5, 1927, she was the daughter of William and Stella (Dipple) Ryan, who preceded her in death.
Her three sisters, Rosemary Ryan Wilmeth, Rita Ryan Feeser and Suzanne Ryan Wood also preceded her in death.
Pat was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, St. Vincent's Hospital Guild and the Benefé Guild.
She attended Purdue University in the College of Consumer and Family Sciences.
Cooking for others and entertaining for large crowds were simple tasks for her. She would always make time for a
child or grandchild in need.
She and herhusband Dickloved to attend Purdue basketball and football games. They also enjoyed traveling a great
deal. Pat was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who spent her life caring for
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, whom she married in 1947,
James Richard Zapapas
; her six children,
Marianne McGriff (Carver), Patricia Parry (Richard), Gail Rodecker (William), James Richard Zapapas, Jr. (Janice), Carol
Zapapas and Julie Zapapas; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Burial will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the
Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel. e www. leppertmortuary. com