Harry R. Applegate, age 86, of Basil Dr., Conneaut, Ohio, died early Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014, at his home.
Born August 12, 1927, in Sharon, Pa., he was a son to Salem H. and Catherine (Rankin) Applegate. He graduated from Sharon High School in 1945.
Mr. Applegate retired after 38 years of service from the former Sawhill Tube Plant, Wheatland, Pa. He also worked a second job at that time at Thomas Metals, Hermitage, Pa.
He served as recording secretary of Penn Star Credit Union for 15 years. Mr. Applegate had also been an assistant Boy Scout Leader serving Troop 12 of Sharon, Pa., in the 1970’s. He was a member of New Virginia United Methodist Church in Hermitage, Pa., where he had served as head usher, and was under pastoral care from New Leaf United Methodist Church in Conneaut, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Julie Lonie Applegate, a retired United Methodist pastor serving the Western PA Conference, and whom he married June 5, 1965. He is also survived by two sons, Harry Richard Applegate II and his fiancée, Jennifer Statan, of Marion, Ohio, and Shane Donald Applegate and his wife, Anna, of Oil City, Pa.; two daughters, Nancy Miller and her husband, Robin, of Marion, Ohio, and Erin Hricik and her husband, Frank, of Sharon, Pa.; a stepson, Scott McQuiston of Conneaut, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth W. Applegate of Las Vegas, Nev.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janel Gail Applegate in May of 2008.
Calling Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 16th, at New Leaf United Methodist Church, 283 Buffalo St., Conneaut, Ohio, followed by a Memorial Service at 1 p.m., at the Church with the Rev. Jan Walsh officiating.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004, or to the Building Fund of New Leaf United Methodist Church, 283 Buffalo St., Conneaut, Ohio 44030. Envelopes will be available at the Church and at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio 44030, which is serving the family.
Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.