Roy Papp’s Death Leaves Void


In 1977, with a government assignment winding down, Roy Papp faced a decision: Upon returning to the U.S., where should he settle?


He and his wife, Marilyn, decided on Phoenix, sight unseen. It’s a decision they never regretted and one that helped the Valley, too, as Papp built one of Arizona’s larger investment firms and became a major supporter of local universities and charity groups, especially in the arts.


Marilyn and Roy Papp in a portrait by artist LeRoy Neiman


Photo at top: Marilyn and Roy Papp with some of the Asian art they collected over the years.


Photos by Tracy Rasinski for “AZ Society” magazine, May 2005, courtesy “The Arizona Republic”



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