Paul A. Appelt
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AGE: 92 • Toms River
Paul A. Appelt, age 92, of Toms River, NJ, died Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood. Paul was born and raised on Staten Island and moved to Holiday City South in Toms River in 1990. Paul was a Stationary Engineer for several companies including Wallerstein Corporation and Mobil Oil refinery on Staten Island for many years. He was a WW II Army Veteran serving in the 17th Army Airborne Division of the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment which saw action in Normandy Invasion and many other battles including the Battle of the Bulge for which he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. He was a member of the Men's Association and the fishing club of Holiday City in Toms River as well as participating in the annual reunions of his military regiment.
Paul was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Edith, in 2001 and his daughter Jill Campbell in 2011. Surviving are 4 sons: Paul R. and his wife Janet of Point Pleasant, Peter and his wife Marlyn of Westbury N.Y., Dennis and his wife Carmen of Old Bridge and David and his wife Stephanie of Barnegat along with 2 daughters, Joyce Simonson of Staten Island, NY and June Ledellaytner and her husband Richard of Bethany, Ct. He was the loving grandparent of 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
A Viewing will be held on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Hwy. 88, Brick, NJ. A funeral Service will be offered on Friday 10:00am in the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Ocean View Cemetery on Staten Island.
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 2, 2012