James Apicella, 86 WW II Veteran, Of Pelham Manor

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PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. - James “Jim” Apicella, a long-time resident of Pelham Manor, died on March 7, 2013. He was 86.

Apicella was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn on April 4, 1926. He spent the first half of his life living in Brooklyn, later moving to Pelham Manor.

He was a World War II veteran, fighting with the 97th Infantry Division in Europe. He participated in the “Battle of the Bulge” and the liberation of Czechoslovakia, and then served with American forces in the occupation of Japan.

He later worked for various firms as a market researcher and analyst, product developer and consultant.

For more than 40 years he was a member of Community Church of New York, a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Manhattan, and for several years, acted as the church’s chairman of the Board of Trustees.

He was also the “behind the scenes” leader for Boy Scouts Troop 4 in Pelham.

Apicella is survived by his wife Carol, and his three sons, Scott, Chris, and Peter.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. in Manhattan at The Community Church of New York on 35th St. between Park Ave. and Madison Ave.

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