Douglas A Apple Jr.

September 28, 1985February 3, 2012

APPLE, Douglas A. Jr., “Dougie”, 26, of Dayton died peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on Friday, February 3, 2012. He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Ada & Raymond Manson, and his grandfather, Herman Apple. He is survived by his loving mom and dad, Douglas A., Sr. and Sheilah E. (Armstrong) Apple, his loving sisters, Megan Apple, Michelle Hinds, Gwynnie Rotramel, Colleen E. Apple, and Bethie Apple, and brothers, Bryan Hinds, Mike Rotramel, and Alex Grunewald. He was the dearest and most beloved uncle of Bryan Douglas, Patrick, & baby-on-the way Isabella Hinds and Elle & Mikey Rotramel, as well as godfather to Patrick & Mikey. Doug was the cherished grandson of Helen Rosalie Apple and Frank & Gwyn Armstrong. Doug is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of friends. His family and friends would like to sincerely thank the compassionate doctors, nurses, and medical staff that have taken care of Dougie over the years. He was a parishioner of St. Henry Parish and graduated from Miamisburg High School, class of 2004. He also attended Sinclair Community College, University of Cincinnati, and the University of Phoenix. He was a diligent and dedicated employee of Soft Touch Car Wash and his treasured Kings Island as “The Supe.” For 11 years, Doug was a passionate camper, counselor, and director at Camp Ko-Man-She, sponsored by The Dayton Diabetes Association. He was a compassionate role model to young kids with diabetes. Doug was thankful for the “gift of life” and, through skin and tissue donation, was unselfishly able to return that gift to many others. Doug was recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer for Diabetes Dayton. Doug enjoyed maintaining a fleet of Ford Tauruses until he was able to upgrade to his prized Honda Accord “because that’s how I roll.” He cherished the time he spent in Hilton Head at Kenny B.’s, Flyer games at UD Arena, Dollar Dogs & beers at Reds’ games, fun nights out with “The Crew,” and especially the time spent with his buddy, Dad. Doug was a fine, young man who showed many people how to live courageously. He will always be in our hearts. The family will receive friends at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd. Tuesday, February 7, 2012, from 5 to 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial, 11am Wednesday, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 6666 Springboro Pike. Charitable donations can be made in his name to Dayton Children’s Medical Center and The Dayton Diabetes Association. In the near future, a scholarship to Camp Ko-Man-She will be established in Dougie’s name. DONATE LIFE. Online condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 7, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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February 18, 2012

Dear Apple Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. We can't imagine what your going through but we wanted you to know that we are thinking about all of you. He was an inspiration to all as he battled his illness.
Tom, Vickie, Carly & Ali Mygrants (Dayton, OH)

jennifer ellis

February 13, 2012

To my dear aunt and uncle and cousins, i dont go a day without remembering all the fun times with dougie. We will continueto lift you and everyone up in our prayers. i love you.


Mary Ruth Shearer

February 13, 2012

To all of Doug's family,

Please know that we will continue to lift you up in our prayers.

Mark, Mary Ruth snd Josh Shearer

Kelly (Storer) Bovitz

February 10, 2012

Apple Family ~ I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

February 10, 2012

Doug was a valued member of the kings island family and will be missed dearly

Nathan Jenkin

February 9, 2012

Dear Doug, Sheilah and family: I was just informed of the news and want to express our sympathies. I recall the many times in the office how Doug would relay the latest happenings and the obvious pride he had in Dougie's accomplishments. Thanks to Doug's sharing I had a vivid sense of the special place Dougie had in the Apple family.

Bill Herr

February 9, 2012

Dear Doug & Sheila,
We are so sorry for your loss. I wish we were close by to hug you both.
Much Love, Bill & Nancy Herr

Susan McCormick

February 8, 2012

Doug, Sheilah, Beautiful Sisters and all of Dougie's family,
What a beautiful tribute today to a wonderful young man who gave of himself all the way through to the end. Dougie's strength and courage is inspiring to everyone. Peace, love and prayers of comfort and support to you all.
Susan and Matt McCormick

Tori Melke

February 8, 2012

i remember Dougie from my time at camp. he was a really cool guy to be around. your family is in my prayers.

February 8, 2012

Dear Doug,
My sincere sympathy to you and your family. May God comfort and bless you during this difficult time.

Bill Newcomb
Reynolds & Reynolds Retiree