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Alexander Apostolina


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Alexander Apostolina Obituary
Alexander Apostolina of Dover passed away Saturday January 23, 2016 at Kent General Hospital. He was 90.

Mr. Apostolina was born December 5, 1925 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Stergio and Lucy (Bouessel) Apostolina.

He retired from General Foods in 1986 as Production Manager at the Dover Plant. Mr. Apostolina served in the United States Navy during WWII. He graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Chemical Engineering via the GI Bill, and he was a member of the Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi. Mr. Apostolina was a classically trained violinist. After moving to Dover in 1964 from Monroe, New York, he co-founded the Dover Symphony Orchestra in 1968 where he served for many years as concert master. In 1979 he co-founded with his wife and another couple the Dover English Country Dancers. He loved to play for the dancers, and he also became a dance caller. For many years he played violin for preschoolers. He was also a member of the Book Club at the Dover Public Library. Mr. Apostolina taught English Country Dancing at the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning at the Lewes campus. Every Monday night Alex enjoyed playing different instruments with some other music enthusiasts. He loved to garden and travel all over the world with his wife, and he was known for the photographs he would take on their trips. Mr. Apostolina enjoyed exercising and swimming at the YMCA and going to plays in Dover, Wilmington and the University of Delaware. He also enjoyed making, repairing and playing musical stringed instruments.

Mr. Apostolina is survived by his wife, son, daughter, brother, sister, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services will be private.

Letters of condolences may be sent and guest book signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.
Published in Dover Post from Feb. 2 to Feb. 11, 2016
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