Otto D. Appell 82, of Saratoga Springs passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at Maplewood Manor, Ballston Spa, New York. Born on February 22, 1932, in Glens Falls, New York. He was the son of the late Otto C. and Margaret (O’Connor) Appell. Otto was a 1950 graduate of Menands High School.
Otto proudly served in the Korean War as a corporal in the Army Corp of Engineers. Following his military service he joined his family’s paint business in Menands, New York until leaving the business for a position at the St. Regis Paper Company. Thereafter, Otto relocated to Saratoga Springs where he worked for many years at the Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Raceway until his retirement.
Otto was a dedicated Volunteer for the Maple Avenue Fire Department and a member of the VFW Post 420.
Otto enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and most of all with his loving wife, Maria L. (Bolton) Appell who predeceased him. In addition to his parents and wife, Otto was predeceased by his brother Edward Appell and sister Marion Appell. Survivors include his brother, Peter Appell, son, Peter D. (April) Casertino, daughter, Rita M. Young, his son-in-law of many years Paul Young, and his beloved grandchildren Zachary “Louie” Young, Jerry Casertino, Allison Casertino, Tylor Duguay, Alyssa Duguay and Julia Casertino and many friends and loved ones.
Services with military honors will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871.