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Alvin F. Applegate Jr.

AGE: 85 • Oakhurst

Alvin F. Applegate Jr., 85 of Oakhurst, passed away peacefully November 17, 2017 at JSUMC surrounded by his loving devoted family. Born in Pt. Pleasant, NJ he was a resident of Oakhurst since 1965. He was a graduate of Lehigh Univ., PA and Syracuse Univ., NY.

Alvin served in the Army during the Korean War as a radio broadcaster at the 38th parallel. He began his career as a journalist for Newsweek in NYC. He was involved with the Pine Tree Players Theater Group where he met his wife Donna. Alvin went on to teach for 23 years at Marlboro and Freehold Regional High Schools. He was integral in leading the "Freehold Eleven" NJEA teacher's strike in 1972 securing better benefits for all teachers. After retiring from teaching he went back to his journalism roots as Editor for The Coaster and sports columnist for The Leader. He was a radio sportscaster for WADB. He volunteered his time at the American Legion, Post 346 running PR, the monthly Bulletin, Oratory, and Boys & Girls State.

Alvin is predeceased by his parents Alvin F. Applegate, Sr., Laura Newcomer and his wife of 51 years, Donna. He is survived by his step-sister Nancy Gall; his children; Melinda Applegate; Adam Applegate and his wife Brenda; Elisa Arbeeny and her husband, John; Matthew Applegate and his wife, Christine; grandchildren; Ashley, Amber, Brooke, Evan, Sydney, Emma, Lia and Piper.

Friends and family are invited to visit, Tuesday, November 21st, from 6-8:00pm at Ely Funeral Home, Neptune, NJ. In lieu of flowers please donate to The Mercy Center, Asbury Park, NJ.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 19, 2017
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