Thomas Patrick Aeppli

January 6, 1929November 12, 2011

It comes with great sadness to our family at the sudden passing of Thomas Patrick Aeppli, age 82 of Cary, NC on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Originally born in Brooklyn, NY, he resided in Bellerose until 1996. Tom moved to Cary, NC after the death of his first wife Evelyn. He was an active member of Greenwood Forest Baptist Church and the Cary XYZ Club. Tom was a retired New York Police Officer and a Korean War Veteran. He will be remembered best for wonderful stories of family, Brooklyn and baseball as well as his telling of jokes.

Tom is survived by his wife Emma, daughters & son in laws, Lori Ann & Michael Vita, Karen-Marie & Anthony Bathurst and his beloved grandchildren Matthew & Allison Vita & Taylor Bathurst; also survived by his sister Catherine Clark of Virginia. He will also be missed by his stepchildren Michael Craig & wife Jeannie, Deborah Stewart, Sean Stewart & Ben Craig. Tom will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Joey Grisanti for all his help over the years.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Horton Cemetery in Zebulon, NC.

Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood Forest Baptist Church or Hospice of Wake County.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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November 17, 2011

Dear Lori and Mike,
So sorry to hear about you dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!
Meg and Bill Wentzel

K. Hunter

November 17, 2011

Dear Aeppli Family!
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one - please accept my heartfelt condolences. In these trying times, please continue to pray for "God's Kingdom to come" (Matthew 6:9) just like our Great Teacher Jesus Christ taught us. By doing so, we recognize that only God's Kingdom can help rid us of all suffering. May the God of comfort be with you and your family!

James Harris

November 15, 2011


Traci and I are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Love, James & Traci Harris

November 15, 2011

Dear Emma:
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dolores and Burt Carnegie

Regina Kustowski

November 14, 2011

Lori and Karen. Freddy and I are so sorry for your loss. Love aways. Regina

Maura Laughlin

November 14, 2011

Dear Loriann, Mike, Matt and Allison,

So sorry about your loss. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts.
love, Maura and Bill

Jill Nelson

November 14, 2011

Dear Lori,

We are so, so very sorry. We are thinking of you and are keeping you in our prayers.

Love Jill, Jim and Michelle Nelson

November 14, 2011


I was sorry to hear of Tom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time of great sadness. I would like to thank you both for being a RDU Volunteer.

With GOD's Blessing!

Warren Creech
RDU Airport Authority

November 13, 2011

Dear Mike & Lori, Our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Love, Jeff & Gayle Dworkin