D. K. Pappas | PostIndependent.com

D. K. Pappas

Demosthenes K. Pappas (D. K., “Stain”, 95) passed away 7/19/15 at Heritage Park, Carbondale. He lived on Hwy 133 for 28 years. A Denver native, a retired Air Force Lt. Col. , he owned the Royal Dell Coffee Shop on Colfax Ave. He began life with his 4 brothers at his father’s Old Mexico Chili Parlor in downtown Denver. An avid golfer and fisherman, he was known for his kind spirit and gentle nature. Penny & D. K. celebrated 72 years of marriage July 15th.

He is survived by his wife, Penny (93), his daughter, Kathy Piffer (Glenwood), his son Ernest (E. J. – Denver), & his son Dean. Grandchildren are Matt Piffer (Jacque Collins – Crystal Park Estates), Mary Ellen Piffer (Glenwood), & Niko Pappas (Boulder). Great grandchildren are Collins & Zeb Piffer. Brother Mitrie Pappas lives in Santa Cruz, CA. Preceded in death by his brothers, Harry, Louie, & Pete.

Vespers are Sunday, 7/26, 3 p.m., & funeral is Monday, 7/27, 1 p.m. at Assumption Cathedral (Cherry & Alameda, Denver).

Memorial service will be in Carbondale in two-three weeks.

Donations to the International Orthodox Christian Charities (www.iocc.org). Select “Greece Gift Match.”

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