John D. Pape (c.1897 – 9 January 1974)

John D. Pape

Frostburg–John D. Pape, 77, of Parkersburg Road, died yesterday shortly after being admitted to Frostburg Community Hospital.

Born in Eckhart, he was a son of the late William T. and Mary Ethel (Holsinger) Pape. Mr. Pape was a veteran of World War I and was a member of Farrady Post 24, American Legion.

Surviving are his widow, Eleanor (Niner) Pape; four daughters, Mrs. Lenore Keating, Bean’s Cove, Pa.; Mrs. Anita Winners, Essex, Md.; Mrs. Hilda Lambert, Baltimore, and Mrs. Edith Copenhaver, Joppa, Md.; seven sons, Clement, LeRoy, and Thomas Pape, all of Baltimore; William and Patrick Pape, both of Washington; Ralph Pape, Eckhart, John Pape, of Wayne, Mich.; 40 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday by Rev. Clarence A. Kaylor. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Military rites will be accorded a graveside by Farrady Post 24, American Legion.

Source: John D. Pape, Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 10 January 1974, p. 9.

[This is my wife’s great-grandfather. You’ll notice that one of his daughters, (Teri’s great-aunt) Lenore married a Keating, who happened to be my Uncle James. – JWK3]

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