A. Eugene Appleby

Born: Sun., Jul. 31, 1921
Died: Sat., Jun. 21, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 27, 2014
Location: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 28, 2014
Location: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Mr. A. Eugene "Junior" Appleby, 92, of Middletown, died Saturday June 21, 2014 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Lee Keeney Appleby who predeceased him in 2000.
Born in new Windsor on July 31, 1921 he was a
son of the late H. Carter and Rae V. Lambert Appleby.

Survivors include:
1 son - Gene L. Appleby and wife Martha - Middletown
1 daughter - Gail M. Mathews and husband John - Walkersville
2 grandchildren - Clinton E. Appleby of Middletown and Jami L. Durrschmidt and husband Andrew of Emmitsburg
2 great-granddaughters - Leyna N. Durrschmidt and Cora Jane Durrschmidt
1 sister - Nancy A. Hevner - Colombia, PA
His brother, Leonard C. Appleby, predeceased him in 2002.

Mr. Appleby was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, where he served several terms on the Church Council and a secretary of the Council for many years, as an Assisting Minister, secretary of the Men's Bible Class, various committees, and on the Cemetery board. He also sang in the Senior Choir for a number of years.

He enlisted in the United States Regular Army in November 1940 and was assigned to the Army Air Corps, Langley Field, VA, where he served in the military police units and attended Military Police School, Buckley Field, CO. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Technical Sergeant in November 1945.

In December 1945 he was employed by the Maryland State Police as a Police Communications Operator and served at the Randallstown, Conowingo, and Frederick Barracks, retiring in January of 1986 with 40 years of service. In 1987 he joined their newly developed Volunteers in Police Support program and served there. He was a member of the Maryland State Police Alumni Association.

The family will receive friends on Friday June 27 in the chapel of Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Saturday June 28 from the church. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the church service. Rev. Ron Reaves will officiate. Interment will be private in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the church.

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Marilyn Mause
   Posted Tue June 24, 2014
Dear Gail, My sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ramona Miller
   Posted Tue June 24, 2014
To "Jr's" family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jr was an awesome, well-respected man, and I feel truly blessed to have known and worked with him at the Maryland State Police. God bless and comfort you all, and may he now rest in peace.

Dorothy Bennett
   Posted Tue June 24, 2014
to Junior's family - nobody cared more about their family and the Maryland State Police family, than Mr Appleby,and no one was more dedicated to both families than Junior. He was a sweetheart and a good, good man. We were blessed to have shared him in both families. With sympathy.....

Allen E. Swope - Lieutenant Retired MSP
   Posted Wed June 25, 2014
Junior Appleby was one of the longest serving members of the Maryland State Police. His loyalty to the department and members remained unmatched despite of his health struggles to the end. He lived the Maryland State Police and I was proud to work with him for many years. It is interesting to note that in the early seventies, he developed the model of a standardized filing system that was implemented by Maryland State Police barracks statewide for many years beyond. Junior accomplished this complex task while serving a dual role as a PCO and file clerk. When we used to all report for annual physical exams, Junior could keep pace with anybody in the amount of required pushups and more excercises. It is contrasting to note he knew and enjoyed opera backwards and forward. He was a great versatile caring guy and we will miss him at our MSP breakfasts.

Ron Norford, MSP (ret.)
   Posted Thu June 26, 2014
A longtime, and active friend that will truly be missed. May God bless his soul and be with the family during these times.

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