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April 18, 2013

Joseph Apitz, 77


Epping, N.H. — Joseph “Joe” Marland Apitz, 77, died unexpectedly on April 11, 2013, at his home in Epping, N.H.

He was born November 18, 1935, in Lawrence, Mass., son of the late Albert and S. Dorothy (Marland) Apitz.

Joe grew up in Haverhill, Mass. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. While working in Iceland, he met his future wife, Hallfridur O. Kristinsdottir. Shortly after, they wed and settled back to Haverhill, Mass., in the section of Ward Hill. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from New Hampshire College, Joe was always employed in the computer software field and eventually retired from AT&T after a long career with the company.

He was a former communicant of St. James Church in Haverhill, Mass., where he greatly enjoyed being a member of the Knights of Columbus.

In his spare time, Joe enjoyed doing genealogy research, spending time on the computer, visiting old trains and collecting train sets. The family fondly remembers Joe as a wonderful father.

He was pre deceased by his loving wife, Hallfridur Apitz, who died in 1995; two brothers, Albert Apitz and Paul Apitz; and one sister, Phyllis Kennedy.

Joe is survived by his four daughters, Dorothy Fitzmorris of Manchester, N.H., Teresa Burke of Nottingham, N.H., Carolyn Sheltra of Brentwood, N.H., and Erika Brown of Brentwood, N.H.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Epping, NH.

Memorial services with military honors will follow on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.