Manhattan Mogul, Christo Byron Pappas to be Remembered Candlelight Vigil to be held for Founder of Byron Chemical Company

Stephanie Parker and Christo Byron Pappas

“It is important to me that Chris’ legacy is not forgotten because he was so kind to so many people,” shares Stephanie Parker, friend and one of 39 listed beneficiaries named in Pappas’ will.

Christo (Chris) Byron Pappas was CEO and founder of Byron Chemical Company, Inc. when he suddenly died in 2003 at age 79. An evening candlelight vigil will take place on Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. on the Eastside in the park across from 60 Sutton Place South corner of 55th Street. Pappas’s penthouse overlooked this park in which he frequently visited with friends. Nektarios S. Antoniou, DMA, of the Greek Orthodox Archdioceses National Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York will be presiding with an acknowledgement of Chris’ life.

“It is important to me that Chris’ legacy is not forgotten because he was so kind to so many people,” shares Stephanie Parker, friend and one of 39 listed beneficiaries named in Pappas’ will. “We both shared an interest in celebrity photography and he loved the fact that I would invite him to high profile events, charities balls and galas, sharing the room with entertainers and royalty. He would watch me work as a celebrity and society paparazzi and enjoyed seeing my results published in the magazines I contributed to during the 90’s. Being that I was a ‘model and muse’, he collected photographs taken of me by two late iconic photographers, Helmut Newton and Gordon Parks. Chris especially relished images taken of me by Helmut Newton which can be found on Socialite Life. Chris adored two images of me included in Gordon Parks’ book, A Star for Noon : An Homage to Women in Images, Poetry and Music.”

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