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 James “Jim” Apostle

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James “Jim” Apostle

Birth
Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
24 Nov 2019 (aged 93)
Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
223516699 View Source

Apostle, James "Jim" Age 93. Jim was born in 1926 in Lawrence, MA and raised in Muskegon, Michigan by Greek Immigrants, Angeline and Nicholas Apostolos. He attended Muskegon Heights High School, where he lettered in basketball. From an early age, Jim knew how to enjoy life, whether driving his fast Lincoln Zephyr he purchased at age 15, or dancing to the music from the 40's. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in Amphibious forces in the Pacific in WWII. Jim attended Michigan State University, and subsequently the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois. He operated the Balbirnie- Apostle Funeral Home in Muskegon and was elected as the County Coroner for 17 years. Jim married his lovely wife Gerry in 1954. He was a dedicated and wonderful father of five children. He enjoyed skating and hockey on the homemade rink in the backyard, and playing soccer, basketball and tennis with family and friends. He also thoroughly enjoyed ski trips, and boating trips on Lake Michigan. He traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with his wife and children. Despite his hectic work schedule, he found time to support his children in all of their school and extracurricular activities. He was very active in the Muskegon community and was a long standing member of several service organizations including the Century Club, The Old Newsboys, The Masons, The Elks, and the AHEPA. An avid Michigan State fan, Jim started the Michigan State Club of Muskegon in the early 1950's. He and his family attended numerous football and basketball games in East Lansing and traveled across the country to see his team in Bowl games and March Madness. He and his wife loved to entertain and had friends all over Western Michigan. Jim had deep commitment to the area and in the early 1970's established James Apostle Real Estate, a commercial and residential real estate firm. In 1986, Gerry and Jim moved to Concord Massachusetts where they were active in the St. Nicholas Church in Lexington. They created Aragon Art, a purveyor of fine art and antiques in Sudbury, Massachusetts. She and Jim enjoyed the Boston Pops, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Gardener Museum, and many smaller museums in the greater Boston area. Jim was honored as the Grand Marshall of the Memorial Day Parade in 2013. Jim and Gerry settled in Manhattan Beach, CA six years ago. As always, Jim made numerous friends in California. He loved the city, the beach and also the mountains of Idyllwild, California. He was seen as charismatic, warm, energetic, joyful and generous to all who knew him. He had a robust smile, kind demeanor and infectious enthusiasm for life. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye, but we are at peace that he is reunited and again singing to and dancing with the love of his life, his kindred spirit, Gerry. Jim was extremely devoted to his wife Gerry of 64 years, and their children Barbara Daily, Cynthia (Philip) Comenos, Jim, Janet and Tom (Sharon) Apostle. Grandchildren Christine Daily, George Daily, Kathryn (Andrew) Demuesy, Janet Comenos, Christopher Comenos and great grandchildren James Andrew Demuesy and Olivia Demuesy. He passed in peace, with family members at his side, on November 24, 2019 in Manhattan Beach, California. Funeral services will be held at the St. Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles on December 14, 2019 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Sophia Cathedral, Los Angeles or the St. Nicholas Church in Lexington, MA or The Muskegon Museum of Art.

Apostle, James "Jim" Age 93. Jim was born in 1926 in Lawrence, MA and raised in Muskegon, Michigan by Greek Immigrants, Angeline and Nicholas Apostolos. He attended Muskegon Heights High School, where he lettered in basketball. From an early age, Jim knew how to enjoy life, whether driving his fast Lincoln Zephyr he purchased at age 15, or dancing to the music from the 40's. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in Amphibious forces in the Pacific in WWII. Jim attended Michigan State University, and subsequently the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois. He operated the Balbirnie- Apostle Funeral Home in Muskegon and was elected as the County Coroner for 17 years. Jim married his lovely wife Gerry in 1954. He was a dedicated and wonderful father of five children. He enjoyed skating and hockey on the homemade rink in the backyard, and playing soccer, basketball and tennis with family and friends. He also thoroughly enjoyed ski trips, and boating trips on Lake Michigan. He traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with his wife and children. Despite his hectic work schedule, he found time to support his children in all of their school and extracurricular activities. He was very active in the Muskegon community and was a long standing member of several service organizations including the Century Club, The Old Newsboys, The Masons, The Elks, and the AHEPA. An avid Michigan State fan, Jim started the Michigan State Club of Muskegon in the early 1950's. He and his family attended numerous football and basketball games in East Lansing and traveled across the country to see his team in Bowl games and March Madness. He and his wife loved to entertain and had friends all over Western Michigan. Jim had deep commitment to the area and in the early 1970's established James Apostle Real Estate, a commercial and residential real estate firm. In 1986, Gerry and Jim moved to Concord Massachusetts where they were active in the St. Nicholas Church in Lexington. They created Aragon Art, a purveyor of fine art and antiques in Sudbury, Massachusetts. She and Jim enjoyed the Boston Pops, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Gardener Museum, and many smaller museums in the greater Boston area. Jim was honored as the Grand Marshall of the Memorial Day Parade in 2013. Jim and Gerry settled in Manhattan Beach, CA six years ago. As always, Jim made numerous friends in California. He loved the city, the beach and also the mountains of Idyllwild, California. He was seen as charismatic, warm, energetic, joyful and generous to all who knew him. He had a robust smile, kind demeanor and infectious enthusiasm for life. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye, but we are at peace that he is reunited and again singing to and dancing with the love of his life, his kindred spirit, Gerry. Jim was extremely devoted to his wife Gerry of 64 years, and their children Barbara Daily, Cynthia (Philip) Comenos, Jim, Janet and Tom (Sharon) Apostle. Grandchildren Christine Daily, George Daily, Kathryn (Andrew) Demuesy, Janet Comenos, Christopher Comenos and great grandchildren James Andrew Demuesy and Olivia Demuesy. He passed in peace, with family members at his side, on November 24, 2019 in Manhattan Beach, California. Funeral services will be held at the St. Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles on December 14, 2019 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Sophia Cathedral, Los Angeles or the St. Nicholas Church in Lexington, MA or The Muskegon Museum of Art.

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