Everyone here at Cowsmopolitan extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Harry Papageorge.
Harry A. Papageorge passed away at age 87 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. He was born on November 29, 1933 to Alexander and Anastasia Papageorge in Ogden, Utah and lived his entire life on Farr West Drive. He was a graduate of Weber High School where he was a state champion wrestler. He married Helen Klieros on March 1, 1964.
Harry, along with his brother Jim and their families. developed Pappy’s Farms. Pappy’s Farms has received the Holstein Associations PBR award for 50 consecutive years, one of the longest, continuous PBR-winning herds in history. He served on the Holstein USA Board of Directors, and was the chairman of the Executive committee. He also served as a director for Dairy Farmers of America and the National Dairy board. He helped organize and served as Chairman of the Utah Dairy Commission and served on the Weber County Fair Board. He was an accomplished dairy judge and officiated at shows all over the United States, Mexico, and South America. In 2017, Harry was presented with the Klussendorf Memorial Trophy at World Dairy Expo in Madison WI, the highest award given to an individual in the purebred dairy cattle industry.
He was an active member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in South Ogden. He was also a lifelong member of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. His faith was a guiding force in his life.
He will be remembered for his smile, kindness, work ethic and pride in the cattle developed with his family.
Harry is survived by his wife Helen; children, Ted (Debbie) Papageorge, Anna (Robert) Mathews, and Pipena (Jason) Klomp; grandchildren, Lacey, Lexie, Landon, Kyler, and Elliott. He was predeceased by his siblings Mary, Jimmie and Florence.