Mr. Robert Bernard Appel Jr.

October 20, 1948December 31, 2011

Robert Bernard Appel, Jr. of Madison, VA passed away in the Martha Jefferson Hospital, Saturday, December 31, 2011. Mr. Appel was born to Robert B. Appel, Sr. and Mary Agnes Smith Appel in Rhode Island, October 20, 1948, served his country in the U.S. Air Force and retired from American Woodmark Corporation in Orange, VA. Surviving Mr. Appel is his wife Linda Appel of Madison, VA; his step-son (whom he was extremely proud of), S-Sgt. Logan Saunders and his wife Mindy; his step-daughter, Samantha; his siblings, Richard Appel of California, Nancy Appel of Virginia Beach, VA, Michael Ellis of Virginia Beach, VA and Gina Colegrove of Maryland; his step- father, Richard Ellis of Maryland and his grandchildren, Cristopher Batten, C.J. Batten, Branden Batten, Connor Roberts and Cora Saunders. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward Ellis. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Clore-English Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date in the Culpeper National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517. Condolences mat be given at Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701.



  • Visitation Thursday, January 5, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 5, 2012


  • Interment at a later date

Mr. Robert Bernard Appel Jr.

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Maureen Taylor

January 7, 2012

Linda & Family,
So sorry for your loss. Glad we had time to visit with you and Bob when you were in Philadelphia. Rest in peace cousin.

January 6, 2012

Dear Bob, you leave fond memories of times together in Criglersville. Sleep well, cousin.

Suzanne Eversole

January 6, 2012

We will greatly miss you dropping in the shop, from the crew of Cornerstone Computers

January 6, 2012

Our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God bring you comfort during these dificult times.
The Yingling Family

Michelle Ellis

January 5, 2012

You are loved and will be missed every day. So many memories of our lives. Rest now and smell the roses in your garden. Love, Michelle

Lisa & Richard Powers

January 4, 2012

Our sincere sympathy to Linda and all of Bob's family. We deeply appreciate all of Bob's years of service to the community and the work he did in maintaining the roads of the subdivision. He will be remembered and missed.

Bonnie Ragland

January 4, 2012

Linda, my sincere condolences to you & your family on the loss of Bob. I hope you remember me from working together in Biochemistry years ago. Have thought of you often. I wish I could do something to ease your pain, but I know I can't, it will take time, but my prayers are with you.

Cindy Brown

January 4, 2012

With sincere sympathy. You will be greatly missed by all.
Cindy (Garrison) Brown

Linda and George Budnovitch

January 3, 2012

Linda--My prayers go out to you, Logan, Mindy, Cora and Christopher, and the rest of the family.

January 3, 2012

Dear neighbor Bob,
it is very strange and sad, not to see you sitting on your front porch! Thank you for all the help with the road maintenance of our little subdivision. I wish you peace and recovery from your suffering in your heavenly abode.
Remembering you with gratitude
your neighbor
Gabriele Masill