ERNIE PAPPA Ernie Nick Pappa, Oct. 18, 1920 - Nov. 12, 2013. He was a 52-year resident of Las Vegas. Born in Akron, Ohio, Ernie was a veteran of World War II
and the Korean War
. A widower, he was married to his wife, Kathleen, for 60 years. As a child during the Depression, he sold newspapers. After working at Goodyear Aircraft and B.F. Goodrich in Ohio, he worked as a barber for roughly 28 years in both Akron and Las Vegas. At 59 years of age, he began a second career in the chef's department at the Las Vegas Hilton, where he worked for nearly another 28 years--a remarkable work ethic, to say the least. He is survived by one younger brother; and two sons. No services are scheduled, as per his wishes.