Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Monday January 2, 2017. Loving husband for 61 years to Katherine Tappella (nee Miriani); dear father of Gary (Marcia) Tappella and Laurie (Michael) Hempe; dear grandfather of Greg (Trisha Rick) Tappella, Adam (Elizabeth) Tappella and Jamie Tappella; dear great-grandfather of Keaton Rick Tappella and Nora Tappella; dear brother of Mary Tappella; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd, on Sat. Jan. 7, 9:30 am to St. Mark Catholic Church for 10 am Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contribution to White House Retreat, St. Louis University High School, the National Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association appreciated. Vis. Fri. 4 – 8 pm.