Edward R. Appel

May 7, 1930July 27, 2012

-Edward R. Appel, 82, of South Orange, N.J., passed away at home on Friday evening, July 27, 2012, after battling a long illness. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 30, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Bernheim-Apter- Kreitzman Funeral Chapel, Livingston, N.J. Interment will follow at Oheb Sholom Cemetary, Hillside, N.J. Born in Boston, Mass., Edward attended Boston Latin School. He received a B.A. from Boston University and an MBA from Columbia University, and was a former senior lieutenant in the Navy. For 27 years he and his wife, Sheila, owned and operated Mail Diary Panel, a marketing research company in Cranford, N.J. As a longtime member of Oheb Shalom Congregation, Edward chaired an award-winning adult education committee; served on the board of trustees, and was president of the Hebrew Free Loan. A music lover, he was a founding member of the Society of Musical Arts (SOMA). Edward is survived by his devoted family: wife, Sheila; daughters, Nancy Rosenfield and husband, David, of Short Hills, N.J., and Susan Solomon and husband, David, of Randolph, N.J.; sister, Hilda Volkin of Albuquerque, N.M., and grandchildren, Lauren and Daniel Rosenfield, and Jared Solomon. Donations may be made to SOMA (; Foundation for Diabetes Research (, or Friendship Circle (


  • Funeral Service Monday, July 30, 2012

Edward R. Appel

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August 16, 2012

Ed, you will be sorely missed. The Society of Musical Arts would never be where it is today without you. Other folks are running your orchestra now, but we are truly standing on the shoulders of a giant. Peggy Reynolds, Jersey City, NJ

Sharon Lewis

August 14, 2012

My sincerest condolences at this sad time. Hoping fond memories will bring you some comfort at this difficult time.
Peace & Light.

Robert Dakelman Dolores Dakelman

July 30, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.