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Leonard Applebaum


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Leonard Applebaum Obituary
Leonard Applebaum, age 90, passed away May 22, 2018. Born August 21, 1927 in the Bronx, he was the son of the late Philip Applebaum & Sadie Derzhie. After graduating from the Food Trades Vocational School, Lenny enlisted in the Merchant Marines at age 17, serving until he was old enough to join the U.S. Army and go overseas with the Allied occupying forces in Japan. He worked almost 50 years as a chef, many of them at Boca West Country Club, before retiring at age 72. In his spare time, Mr. Applebaum (fondly known as "Poppa Apples" to his five grandchildren) enjoyed taking daily walks, playing poker and reminiscing with his "Bronx Boys." He is survived by his wife Lorraine (Gilbert), with whom he shared 67 years of marriage; his daughter Sheryl (Tony) of Palatine, Ill. and her sons Jason and Steven; his son David (Diane) of Margate and his children: Jeremy, Sarah and Jenny; plus great-grandchildren Dani, Parker and Noah. Mr. Applebaum was predeceased by his brothers Max & Sol, who shared his infectious laughter, and sisters Ida & Rola. The family will hold a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Star of David Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 7701 Bailey Road, North Lauderdale. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to , https://www.michaeljfox.org.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on May 27, 2018
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