Arthur Louis Papastrat, 81, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday morning, March 1, 2010, at Lourdes Hospital, after a short illness. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Bessie Anna (Callas) Papastrat in 2008; his parents, Louis G. and Bessie L. Papastrat; and three brothers, George, Gus and Harry. He is survived by two sons and their wives, Louis Arthur and Karen Papastrat of Yardley, PA and Peter A. and Marcia Papastrat of Endwell; two grandchildren, Mrs. Andy (Jennifer Papastrat) Mecs and Derek Papastrat; and a great grandson, William Mecs. Art was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Binghamton Lodge #177 F. & A.M. and Otseningo Bodies A.A.S.R. Valley of Binghamton. He was a Navy Veteran. He was a senior tool design engineer and model shop manager for Singer-Link, retiring after 38 years of service. He was co-founder of Aapco Screen Printing with his son, Peter. He loved the outdoors…fishing, hunting, camping and golf. He was an avid NY Yankees, NY Giants fan, and enjoyed Yuengling Beer and gourmet cheeseburgers.
Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Jonathan Kloss and the Lourdes Hospital Team on 1 Ross for their excellent care and to special neighbors, Dave and Linda, for their friendship and support over the years. Kindly consider making memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Rd., Wilton, NH 03086.