Hoosick, NY – Robert W. Appel 83 passed away April 16 at home under the care of Community Hospice.
Born in Jersey City NJ July 24,1935 son of the late William N Appel & Inez L (Wilcox) Appel. He attended school in NJ and the two room schoolhouse in Hoosick. He graduated from the Walter A. Wood High School in 1953. He then attended Albany Business College. He married the love of his life Joyce Jones of Petersburgh, NY on April 1, 1955.
In his early years he had many jobs including pin setting at the Barbecue Recreation and working weekends at John Howlands chicken farm on Hill Road in Hoosick. He then worked for H.Greenberg & Son and Nancy Shoe Company. He also worked for Polygrahic Company until closing in 1976 and then went to the US Postal Service where he retired after 24 years.
He was an avid bowler and a certified junior bowling coach for many years in the Bennington, VT program. He also helped start up the In House Tournament in Hoosick Falls serving as secretary for 32 years. He was elected to the Troy, NY Bowling Hall of Fame in 1999 for his contributions to the sport. He was a cub master for Pack 67 in Hoosick, coached basketball at the youth center and was a Sunday school teacher when his boys were young.
Besides his parents he is predeceased by a half brother William Jr. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce, sons Robert Jr (Debbie) of Pittstown, NY, Brian (Sue) of Hoosick, NY, Dennis (Christine) of North Adams, MA, David of Audubon, PA, and Michael (JoAnn) of Bennington VT., several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 pm on Friday April 26 at the Mahar Funeral Home at 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, NY. A short service will be held at the end of calling hours. A gathering will be held at his home at a later date to celebrate his life.
A special thank you to the Hospice Team who cared for him, especially Jamie and Bree. They are two wonderful and caring people.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Community Hospice or Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad through the funeral home in Bob’s name. https://maharfuneralhome.com