Louis, age 92, of Fair Lawn, NJ, formerly of Paramus, NJ and Manchester, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ. Beloved husband of the late Roz Appleman of 56 years, devoted father of Susan Pickens (Larry) of Ida, MI and Bonnie Farber (Matt) of Fair Lawn, NJ. Cherished grandfather of Jodi Heisler (Eric), Jeri Hardy (Jason), Jeremy Pickens (Devon), Jessica Rada (Mike) and Benjamin Alpart. Great-grandfather of Olivia and Joshua Heisler and Ryan, Caleb, Allison and Nicholas Hardy. Lou is also survived by his Brother-In-Laws Dan Brandman and Herb Harwood and dear friend Evelyn Cherkasky. Lou is predeceased by his sister Rita Brandman, by his great-grandson Noah Heisler and his parents Jack and Ida Appleman. Lou was born at home in New York City and was raised in Bronx, NY before moving to Paramus, NJ where he lived until moving to his daughter's home in Fair Lawn. Lou worked as a letter carrier for the Audubon Post Office in Washington Heights, NY. Lou married the former Rosalind Horowitz on October 19, 1947 in Manhattan. Lou served honorably for his country in the U.S. Army
from 1942 until 1946 in the First Calvary and was part of the Army War Show touring the U.S. He served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations in Australia and the Philippines with valor and courage. He was a radio operator with the rank of Technician 5th grade and was honorably discharged in 1946. Lou was a former member of the Jewish Community Center of Paramus and a former member of Temple Beth Sholom in Fair Lawn. He was a member of the James I. Platt Jewish War Veterans Post #651 of Fair Lawn and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Lou loved playing the clarinet as well as attending the Yiddish Theatre. Lou could often be seen at Panera Bread, Coffee Bank and CVS Pharmacy in the Radburn section of Fair Lawn. Lou was a kind and giving man who enjoyed his family and life. Services will be 1:15 PM Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Louis Suburban Chapel, 13-01 Broadway (Route 4 West), Paramus, NJ. Burial will follow at Beth El Cemetery, Paramus, NJ. Memorial donations in memory of Louis Appleman may be made to the U.S.O.