Michael Appollonia

Michael Appollonia


Michael James Appollonia








July 2, 2015


Air Force




Michael James Appollonia was born on March 5, 1948 in Manhattan, NY. He graduated from Saugerties Central High School in June 1966. He volunteered into the U.S. Air Force in July 1966 and did one tour in Vietnam serving as a Fire Protector Specialist. On November 29, 1969 he married Sharon Moore and settled in his hometown of Saugerties, NY; and had one son and two grandsons. After leaving the Air Force, Mike worked as a laborer in the family construction business, a precision machinist, and as a US Postal Service mail handler for over 32 years. He was a long time member of the NRA and local VFW post. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed his sole hunting trips to Western Ontario and Colorado. He and his wife made yearly camping trips to Ontario, the Finger Lakes, but mostly the 1000 Islands to spend time with his wife's cousins. They enjoyed special trips to the Caribbean island of St. Maarten and Sweden, but mostly their visits to his wife's family in Montreal, Canada and to be with their two young grandsons in Western Pennsylvania. From the day he medically retired from the service in January 1970, Mike suffered from the injury received during Tet Offensive in Saigon and a lifetime of conditions & diseases caused by exposure to Agent Orange (Pituitary Adenoma, Type II Diabetes Mellitus, migraine headaches, neuropathy & other ailments), and finally Malignant Neoplasm of the bone and bone marrow & metastatic lung cancer diagnosed in January 2015. Mike passed away July 2, 2015 of respiratory/cardiac arrest as a consequence of pneumonia due to lung cancer. He lived his life to the fullest of his ability up to the end and has been deeply missed by his family and many co-workers & friends.


LEFT FOR Michael Appollonia
POSTED ON 4.19.2020


Michael was the husband of my best friend, Sharon, he was a great husband and Father to his son Michael, they both miss him very much, He love to hunt, fish and go on vacation. He will truly bu missed.
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POSTED ON 9.13.2019
POSTED BY: Paul A Wormsley

A great guy

Mike was one of my best friends during are Air Force years. That was back in the 60"s but I never forgot him.
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POSTED ON 8.29.2019
POSTED BY: Jennie Torege

Thankful to have met you

I am especially thankful for the trip you were able to do together with family, to come and visit us in Sweden. I am honored that you came all this way to spend time with us. I know you to have been a caring, loving and loyal man and I am grateful to have known you.
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POSTED ON 8.26.2019
POSTED BY: Sharon M. Appollonia

Missing You Every Day!

From the first day that I met you, I knew you were the one that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. And from that first day I started to see the gradual effects of your exposure to Agent Orange.
You were strong in mind and body, you always fought each fight with such determination and you never gave up! You were a good man, a good husband, and a good friend.
My heart yearns for you so much even to this very day.
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