Appel, Kenneth Edward, Sr.
Birth: Monday, March 21, 1927 in Pearre, Md.
Residence: Dowell, Md.
Death: Friday, February 26, 2021 at the age of 93
Laid to Rest: Thursday, March 04, 2021 in the Middleham Chapel Cemetery, Lusby, Md.
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Kenneth Edward Appel, Sr., 93 of Dowell, Md. passed away on February 26, 2021 at Solomons Nursing Center. He was born on March 21, 1927 in Pearre, Md. to the late Susan Agnes and Elmer Pezzle Appel. He was the loving husband to Marie Catherine Appel whom he married on June 29, 1946 in Cumberland, Md. and she proceeded him in death on November 8, 2014. Ken served his Country honorably during WWII and later was a proud member of the VUMS organization (Veterans of Underage Military Service). Ken moved to the Solomons area in 1953 for work and eventually ended up employed as the general foreman of the boat group at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in Solomons. After retiring he pursued his parttime job of selling real estate by obtaining his broker's license and specializing in waterfront properties. His first and foremost passion was his family and friends. His other true passions were working, fishing and crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. Ken lived a full life that touched many and will be deeply missed by many.
Ken is survived by his children Melinda S. Appel and her husband David M. Williams of Annapolis, Md., Jeannie & Dean White of Lusby, Md., Kenneth E. Appel, Jr. and his life partner Noura Basel of Little Orleans, Md., Chris J. Appel and his wife Wendy M. Appel of Lusby, Md., his grandchildren, Solange A. Long and her husband Mark J. Long, Nina Kasper and her husband Brian E. Kasper, and Jayden T. McDaniel & Rami Markolopous. Also, great grandchildren Logan Long, Finnley & August Kasper.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, Md. An American Legion Service will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Rausch Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Middleham Chapel Cemetery, Lusby, Md.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.