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Harry H Appel

November 4, 1936March 12, 2020

Harry Herbert Appel, 83, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at his residence. Harry was born November 4, 1936, in Lancaster, Ohio to the late Carl Henry and Mary Catherine (Braticak) Appel. Harry graduated from Lancaster High School in 1955, and his yearbook had him listed as “The Happy Wanderer”, which he remained throughout his life. He married his wife, Janice (Boley) Appel on October 16, 1962. He retired in 1987 from Anchor Hocking after 28 years. He was a lifelong member of Calvary Lutheran Church. He was a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Indians, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Browns, Ohio State Buckeyes and Ohio University Bobcats. Harry enjoyed many sports. He played softball until he was 45 years old. Harry also enjoyed bowling, and he was particularly proud that he bowled a 300 on May 6, 1975. In later years, Harry had a passion for golf. He continued to play until he had to give it up due to illness. In addition, Harry loved music. His favorite was Nat King Cole. He loved to sing, and entertained generations of Appel babies with his harmonica playing. Harry enjoyed hunting and spent a great deal of time camping in the Hocking Hills. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice (Boley) Appel; beloved daughter, Allison Appel (Amy Beaty); sisters, Norene Peck, Esther Boyer (Phil Stephenson); brother, George Appel (Thelma); and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Eleanora Morrow (Thomas), Luella Kuhn (John), Ruth Poole (Williams), and Martha Holbrook (Donald), as well as much loved nephews, Craig And Brett Appel. Harry had requested to be cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held at a later date through HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME. Friends may make memorial contributions to the American Brain Foundation or Bright Focus. If you or a member of your family is suffering, don’t hesitate and seek help, please.


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Macie Beaty

March 18, 2020

Mr. Harry, wow, your onery-ness is missed, you are a special guy and a dad to a daughter who loves you, I will miss the stories Allison came home with about you. I will miss your silly faces and your “Harry” statements! We can’t forget you Harry! Rest easy with Jesus, He’s your peace!

Amy Beaty

March 18, 2020

Dad, you left us way too soon. We miss and love you terribly. Life will never be the same without you, not only for us but for all of those whose lives you’ve touched, including Scoutie!

Krista Appel-Hobbs

March 18, 2020

I'm gonna miss you Uncle Harry, you were and will always be the best uncle a niece could ever ask for, always so kind to me, funny, smart, goofy, you could always put a smile on my face. I love you so much, God take good care of him 😔❤️.

Jodi Robbins

March 17, 2020

Uncle Harry always made me smile. He brought happiness and light to a young girl who needed it. Always telling me I could do anything. A pillar of strength when I needed it most. I hope uncle Harry knew how much he meant to me. I love you Harry, Janice, and Allison.