Charles B. ‘Cy’ Apgar, age 90, long-time resident of Hunterdon County, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Arden Courts at Old Orchard in Easton, PA.
He was born on March 20, 1927 in Clinton Twp., NJ. He lived in Cokesbury, NJ until 2013. When his health declined, he resided at several nursing homes including Hunterdon Hills, Chelsea and Arden Courts.
He was the son of the late Ervin and Bessie Apgar.
His wife, Dorothy ‘Dot’ M. McCatharn Apgar, passed away in 2012 after 63 years of marriage.
Cy was a graduate of High Bridge High School.
He was a US Navy veteran, serving from May 1, 1945 to May 15, 1946. Cy served aboard the USS Roosevelt. He was the recipient of the Victory Metal and the American Theater Metal.
He was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator for Local #825 Operating Engineers in Springfield, NJ.
Memberships include the Clinton Elks and Cokesbury Sportsman’s Club. Cy was also a past member of the Annandale Hose Company where he was an active member for 10 years.
Cy was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and camp. He enjoyed camping with Spruce Run Beavers Camping Club. He also enjoyed boating, snowmobiling, riding his lawnmower and he especially loved tractors. He loved to go to sprint car races. He also loved motorcycles and go-karts. Years ago, he enjoyed going to his Florida home where he would spend the winter months. He would often be found at his Florida residence burning brush.
Survivors include two sons; Wayne Apgar and his wife Marti of Durham, PA and Steven Apgar and his wife Sharon of Washington, NJ. Four grandchildren; Christopher Apgar, Scott Apgar, Corey Burks and Lisa Kerschner and her husband Bob. Six great-grandchildren; Alaina, Scott Jr., Austin, Nicholas, Grace and Mariana.
Predeceased by three brothers; Earl who passed away at age 12, Elmer Apgar who passed away in 1977 and Frank Apgar who passed away in January 2017.
Calling hours will be Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11am to 12pm. Funeral service following at 12pm. All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ.
Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater NJ Chapter, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 or Annandale Hose Company, 68 Beaver Avenue, Annandale, NJ.