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Lora Marie Pappas, active in Greek Orthodox parishes


Lora Marie Pappas, who had been a member of several Greek Orthodox churches, died Saturday of leukemia at her apartment in Ellicott City. She was 72.

She and her husband, Frank G. Pappas, had lived in Baltimore during 1968-1972 and 1975-1982 and then in Ocean City until last year. Her husband is a retired assistant director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He also was police chief of Ocean City for a time and is currently a member of the State Parole Commission.

The former Lora Marie Stauber was a native of Whitehall, Wis., who was reared in the Washington area and was a graduate of McKinley Technical High School there.

In 1942, she graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in home economics.

She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore. At various times, she also belonged to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas; St. Constantine and St. Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Annapolis; and St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City, where she was a former president of the Philoptohos Society.

Services for Mrs. Pappas were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Cathedral of the Annunciation, Preston Street and Maryland Avenue in Baltimore.

In addition to her husband of 43 years, her survivors include two sons, George F. Pappas of Ruxton and Paul A. Pappas of Columbia; a daughter, Joanne Pappas Alafoginis of Potomac; two brothers, Carl Stauber of Seguin, Texas, and Van Stauber of Statesville, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.

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