David E. “Dave” Appel October 8, 1946 - August 4, 2021

David E. “Dave” Appel, 74, of Allentown, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Jane Roethlein Appel. They would have celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary next week. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edwin D. and Bettie R. (Mantz) Appel. Dave was graduate of William Allen HS and was a Vietnam veteran, serving with the US Army. He was a forklift mechanic for Clark Lift Services for 33 years before retiring in 2010. Dave was a proud supporter of veteran’s organizations and was a big NASCAR fan.

Survivors: Wife, Jane; Sons: Timothy and Christopher Appel; Stepchildren: Erik, Adam and Daniele Roethlein; Grandchildren: 7; Great-grandchildren: 2; Sister: Patricia R. Mugavero and her husband Thomas. Dave was predeceased by brothers Donald and Dennis.

Services: A Private Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. www.stephensfuneral.com

Contributions: In lieu of flowers to Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 155 E. 55th St., Suite 6E, New York, NY 10022


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