POULTNEY - Thomas L. Apjohn, 72, passed away on July 9, 2013, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
He was born on December 7, 1941, to Thomas L. and Helen (Bube) Apjohn in Glen Cove, New York.
Tom graduated from Staples High School in Westport, Ct., and from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., with a degree in psychology, then entered the Navy in November, 1963. He attended the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and enrolled in the Deep Water Diving School at Washington, D.C. Tom served a tour of duty on the U.S.S. Safeguard, a rescue and salvage ship in Vietnam.
Tom married Pauline E. Kleven in 1968, in Newport, R.I., continuing to serve in the Navy until 1972 and then in the Reserves for another three years.
Tom and family moved to Vermont where he worked for Vermont Electric Supply Co. as a road salesman throughout Vermont and New Hampshire and continuing as the manager of the electrical wholesale division until 1986. He then worked for the House of Lights as a salesman again.
Survivors include his wife; his three children, Alice B. Stuber and her husband Bernd, Amy E. Lannon and her husband Matt, and T. Eric Apjohn and his wife, Meaghan. Tom enjoyed eight wonderful grandchildren, Sebastian Sfeir, Shane, Benjamin, Olivia, and Owen Lannon, and McKenzie, Jacob and Anna Apjohn.
During his retirement he worked with disadvantaged teens.
Tom enjoyed fishing and gardening and was a philatelist with a special interest in collecting and cataloging "DPOs" of the State of Vermont. His articles of interest in this were published in "The Vermont Philatelist" publication.
A celebration of Tom's life will be held at Bomoseen State Park on Saturday, July 20, 2013, beginning at 1 p.m.