John S. Appleby Sr.
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Lubec - "Pay Attention" John Sherman Appleby Sr, 75, died November 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 12, 1943 in Lubec the son of the late John W. and Irene (Cook) Appleby.
He proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard retiring as Chief Boatswain's mate in 1986. He was an active life member of Stuart-Green Post #65 in Lubec. He was Past Commander of Post #65, Past Washington County Commander, as well as Past 6th District Commander. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and was very mechanically inclined. He also enjoyed spending his winters in sunny Florida.
He is survived by his wife Julie K. (Wilkins) Appleby; two sons John S. Appleby II his wife Erin and their son Eli, Jason W. Appleby, his wife Devon and their children Claire, Evelyn, and Easton; "their brother from another mother" Michael Morey and his son Kyle; an aunt Hazel Avery, and her family; and many friends.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister Ellen Marie Hooper, and an aunt Ruth Dean.
Services with military honors will be held 2pm Saturday November 9, 2019 at the Stuart-Green Post #65 American Legion, County Road, Lubec.
Published on November 6, 2019


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Ben. Critchley
Nov 09, 2019
Sorry to hear of Johns Crossing The Bar,He was a Great Friend And Shipmate, God Bless You All.
Anita Cox and Marty Cline
Nov 09, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Special hugs to Eli !
lynne kelsey
Nov 08, 2019
I will always remember the knowing smile that only John could do. He will be missed. My dear friend.
paul critchley
Nov 08, 2019
I remember John from back in the early sixties,he was in the coastguard with my brother Benney Critchley.I will never forget the Ford 427,that he had ,I will let my brother know of his passing. Rev it up John see you some day. Paul
Lynne Miner-Hasler
Nov 07, 2019
Such a shocking loss for you Julie. He was an amazing cook and took wonderful care of my mother. Love and prayers.
Lisa Noyes
Nov 07, 2019
What a special man. Prayers are with the family during this time. We love you. Lisa, Billy and Wanda Noyes
Delores Deen
Nov 07, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
James Bross
Nov 07, 2019
Ken and Tina States
Nov 07, 2019
You will be greatly missed by both of us❤❤❤
Carolyn Hauser
Nov 07, 2019
Julie, John John, Jason and families...I am so sorry for your loss..."Seed" was a good friend and Bill thought the world of him..they were two peas in a pod. My sincere condolences to you all. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten....
Suzanne Johnston (Anne)
Nov 07, 2019
Julie - all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.