Alexander N Pappas

Alexander N Pappas of Kansas City, MO passed away at his daughter’s house in Lenexa, Kansas on Saturday September 2, 2023. He was 94 years old.

Alex was born in July 1929 in Kansas City, MO. After graduating from Central High School, he went on to attend The Art Institute and Kansas City Junior College. At age 18 he was a Golden Gloves amateur middleweight boxing Champion of Kansas City. Alex proudly served his country in the United States Army Signal Corps. After the Army he worked in Publishing and Advertising (Suburban Publishing) publishing phone directories and This Month Magazine. He later ran Alexander and Company Tile Company. Alex was raised Greek Orthodox and was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Kansas City.

Alexander loved jazz, traveling, reading, The Kansas City Chiefs and was a lifelong Democrat with strong political beliefs.

Alex was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, his stepdaughter Anne, life partner Gloria Howieson, ex-wife and many great friends.

He is survived by his four children: Susan (John), Sally (Patrick), Dan (Kim) and Kristi (Jeff), his stepdaughter Margaret, 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial Donations may be given to Mercy Ships, Doctors without Borders or the Kansas City Pet Project.


  1. Lisa on September 8, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Uncle Alex was my favorite, I enjoyed his chuckle and lively discussions.

  2. Alex Owens on September 8, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    We will miss Uncle Alex greatly. He was so welcoming to us when we moved to KC after college and I loved stopping by his house to catch up whenever I was in the area. We went to a few Greek festivals together as well. He always had a great sense of humor, and I’ll miss his laugh and hugs. Sending you all lots of prayers and love. XO

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