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Thomas I. Appleton

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Thomas I. APPLETON Thomas Ivan Appleton was born July 6, 1942 to Ivan and Pauline Appleton. Tom grew up in Edmonds, Washington attending Edmonds High School and continued living in Edmonds his entire life. He enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger. After leaving the Navy he married his wife Roberta (Bertie). They have two sons Brian and Bruce, and one granddaughter Jolene from Brian. Tom had a love for classic cars. He would often just get into his yellow '56 Ford pickup and go for a drive or to the local drive in car shows on the weekends. He was in the process of building his dream hot rod being built from a 1929 Ford model "A" Coupe. Tom worked in the maritime industry for decades. He spent his last twenty years with his second family at Harley Marine Services a.k.a. Olympic Tug and Barge. Tom received the news of his cancer nine and a half months ago and fought it to the very end. He died peacefully on February 15, 2011 with his family by his side. Tom is preceded in death by his mother, father, and his younger brother Jerry. He is survived by his wife Bertie, his son Brian and Brian's wife Alana and daughter Jolene and his son Bruce and Bruce's wife Carolyn. Tom will be greatly missed by his family, his extended family Allie and Joe McKay and all those that he has touched and helped throughout his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Swedish Hospital Cancer Research or PAWS of Lynnwood. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb 28th at 1:00pm at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood, WA. Please leave messages to the family at www.floralhillslynnwood.com
Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 20, 2011
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