Donald C. Appellof

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/1/2013 14:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/1/2013 16:00:00

Donald Craig Appellof, age 76, has had a change of address, having passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on April 28, 2013. Don was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Eric and Alice (Craig) Appellof on April 22, 1937. As a child Don was invited to a Bible Club and there met his best friend whose name is Jesus Christ. As a young man Don became a skilled electrician working for R.R. Donnelley and Sons in Willard for over 40 years. After retiring Don continued to help all who asked. He was also a student of the Word of God and taught it with great skill. Don will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 29 1/2 years, Mary (Morrow) Appellof whom he married on November 19, 1983; his six children and their spouses, Sharon and Ron Yamane; Sue and Dan Macke; Paul Appellof; David and Missy Appellof; Daniel and Elizabeth Appellof; and Donnamarie and Kaleb Packer; two step children and their spouses, Adam and Kelly Wyandt; and Michele and Doug Mayton; along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio from 2:00 to 4:00 PM where the funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM with Reverend Steve Sickel officiating. Burial will take place on Friday at the Cedar Park Cemetery in Calumet Park, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Willard Hope Center. Online condolences can be made at


Sally, Jonathan and Carianne Hutchison and Whitey and Charlene Wells - May 18, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary and all the family. My late husband Jeff and I thought a great deal of all of you. Please know that the kids and I send our love to you all!

Tania Weaver Gomes & Family - May 6, 2013

Mary and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss, may God give you the strength to get through this most difficult time.

Teresa Coffey - May 2, 2013

Sue, I am Praying for you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss. I am sure God is saying, “Well done my faithful servant and son, Welcome Home”. God Bless.

Robin Metcalf - May 1, 2013

Mary, DonnaMarie, Sue, and to the rest of the family: My heartfelt sympathy in your loss of you beloved husband/father/friend. May our Lord Jesus hold you close in these days, weeks, months to come. Rejoice in knowing that Don’s spirit is in Heaven reunited with other loved ones who have gone on before. I can just see him up there at Jesus’ feet full of questions and thoughts.

Troy,Sharon Predieri - May 1, 2013

Paul,David @ Family.Sorry to hear of your fathers passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. troy,sharon predieri
sesabastian ,fl

charles westberry - May 1, 2013

Paul an the Appeloff famiiy Iam so sorry for yourn loss. I will be praying that you all willn experience GOD,s peace and love in the coming days and know that he is with the Lord our GOD.

Pastor Doc & Sheila Burrows - May 1, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your loss.
In God’s Love,

Traci Seibert - Apr 30, 2013

Mrs. Appellof ~ I want to extend my sympathy to you and your family. I am the widow of Tim Seibert, long time R. R. Donnelley Employee. Tim had worked there since September 16, 1968. I remember Tim Mentioning and working with Don. Im sure Don had pride in the work that he did for the company too. Tim’s been deceased since December 3, 2001. Take care and God bless.

Dave & Bernie Wyandt - Apr 30, 2013

Mary and family: We are so sorry to hear about your recent loss. Dave really enjoyed having lunch with Don when he was in Ohio. Thanks so much for always including us as part of the family. Our prayers go out to you.

Roger Ward - Apr 30, 2013

Dear Mary
I was sadden to see Don’s obit in the paper
I prey that God will give you and yours comfort and strength at this time.
Linda is out of town helping with the grand children so we will not be able to attend his service.

Paul Martinelli - Apr 30, 2013

Mrs. Appellof,
I want to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I am a co-worker of your Son Adam. I did not know Don personally, but Adam spoke of you and him often. I will remember him in my prayers. May God Bless you.
-Paul Martinelli

Wally - Apr 30, 2013

Mary, Lisa and my thoughts and prayers are with you, Donna Marie, and Adam. I only met Don a couple of times, but he really seemed like an interesting fellow. The wonderful daughter that the two of you raised says more than anything else could. God Bless you.

Marguerite and Paul Macke - Apr 30, 2013

We were so sorry to hear the news of Susanna’s dad. Love and prayers go out to you all.

Susan Wiles - Apr 29, 2013

Mary and family: I am so extremely sorry for your loss. I had great respect for Don and always enjoyed time in Sunday School classes with him. Praying you will experience God’s peace in the days ahead. ~ Susan Wiles

Sharon (Steele) Balla - Apr 29, 2013

Thinking of you during this time of loss and adjustment. Hoping you will have strong memories of the good times you spent with him.