NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Hugh M. Pape, Sr., 79, of Hillsville, Pennsylvania, husband, father, papa, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, following an extended illness.

Mr. Pape was born on November 24, 1943, in New Castle, a son of the late Christopher and Helen (Quinn) Pape.

On February 20, 1965, he married his beloved wife, Jacqueline McConahy. She survives at home.

Hugh worked as an HVAC technician for Clayton Heating and Cooling in Youngstown, retiring following 30 years of service.

An outdoors enthusiast, he loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the Mahoning Sportsman Association in Hillsville. Hugh’s greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Laura (John, Sr.) Sackin, Hugh, Jr. (Kathy) Pape, David (Reneé) Pape, Steven (Wendy) Pape and Patrick Pape; three sisters, Joann (Bill) Lavender, Carol Moses and Maureen Duncan; 13 grandchildren, John (Amber) Sackin, Jr., Amber (Owen) Meanor, Dakota Cameron, Haley Gurneal, Montana Pape, Sydnee Pape, Jake Pape, Kaidan Pape, Kameron, Jebedia, A.J. (Sara) Corso, Patrick (Brooke) Corso and Thomas (Savanah) Corso and five great-grandchildren, John Sackin III, Carmelina Meanor, Nathan Sackin, Logan Meanor and Jameson Corso.

In addition to his parents, Hugh was preceded in death by his four brothers, Robert, Edward, Thomas and James.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Mahoning Sportsman’s Association, 3839 W Main Street, Hillsville, PA 16132.

Calling hours will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2023 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 West Falls Street, New Castle, PA 16101. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

A blessing service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2023 in the funeral home, with Rev. Aaron Kriss, officiating.

Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Castle. 

A television tribute will air Sunday, February 26 at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.