Emanuel T. Apple, 84

JAN. 25, 1927-NOV. 7, 2011

November 08, 2011
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Mr. Emanuel T. Apple, of Williamsport, Md., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center after a courageous struggle with cancer.

Born Jan. 25, 1927, in Bethel, Pa., Emanuel, known as "Big A," was the son of the late Durward Grafton and Mary Katherine Mills Apple.

He and his wife, Ruth Marie Holland Apple, were married Jan. 30, 1948. He was a loving husband and father who will be sadly missed.

"Big A" retired from Cushwa Brick Co., going into his own auto business, known as Apple's Garage, until he retired due to health issues.

He served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1945.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Greencastle, Pa., a lifetime member of Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post 211, Funkstown, Md., and a member of Conococheague Tribe 84, Improved Order of Red Men, Williamsport, Md.

In addition to his wife of 63 years, Ruth Marie "Little A" Holland Apple, he is survived by one daughter, Joyce Apple Hose and husband, Doug Sr., of Williamsport; two sisters, Catharine E. Burleson of Halfway, Md., and Rita Williamson of Hagerstown; two grandchildren, Douglas E. Hose Jr. and Julie Hose Billman and her husband, John, all of Williamsport; three great-grandchildren, Terry D. Otzelberger Jr., Miranda Hose and Emma Whitmore; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, D. Grafton Apple, and one sister, Anna M. Baker.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ernest E. Witmer officiating. Military graveside services will be provided by AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Ruth Apple, 16760 Edward Doub Road, Williamsport, MD 21795, to assist with medical expenses.

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