Services for Constantine L. Pappas, former co-owner of a popular South Buffalo tavern, were held today in Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 146 W. Utica St. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Amherst.
Mr. Pappas died Monday in Mercy Hospital after a short illness. He was 86.
Born in Buffalo, he attended public schools and was an Army veteran of World War II.
In 1947, he and his father, Leon J., opened Pappas Lounge at 1791 South Park Ave., which became a regular meeting place for residents. After the senior Pappas died, Constantine and another son, Clarence, kept the business going until 1970.
Mr. Pappas was a bus driver for the West Seneca School District from 1970 to 1980.
He was a member of the American Legion, Lions Club and South Buffalo Businessmen. He enjoyed gardening and was a fan of the New York Yankees.
Survivors include a daughter, June Henry of South Windsor, Conn.; two sisters, Marion Montante and Artemis Likoudis, both of Williamsville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.