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Martin Appelbaum

In Loving Memory

Appelbaum, Martin Leo

July 13, 1956 - January 27, 2024

Martin Appelbaum, 67, of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away on January 27, 2024. He was born on July 13, 1956, in St. Louis, Missouri. Marty will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Marty is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Appelbaum (Gerald Meier), his five siblings: Karen (Scott) Seaborn, Glenn (Karen) Appelbaum, Jr., Mary (Jeff) Hamilton, John (Carol) Appelbaum, Teri Appelbaum (Paul Viano); twenty-two nieces and nephews, dozens of great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins. His father, Glenn Appelbaum, Sr., predeceased him.

Marty retired from Industrial Aid, Inc., a sheltered workshop, where he worked for over twenty-five years. Prior to that, he worked for Project, Inc. The family would like to thank both non-profit organizations for their kindness and compassion toward Marty during his years of employment. He was an active member of the Church of Magdalen for many years and a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus at Council 453 in St. Louis.

Marty was a gifted sketch artist. His work was once featured on the St. Louis ARC’s annual Christmas card. He enjoyed traveling, especially by airplane. He recently took a cross-country train journey to the Grand Canyon with his brother, Glenn. Marty loved to walk. He was often seen walking around the city, and always wearing a perfectly clean pair of white tennis shoes. One of our favorite Marty quotes: “when is the next time the family is getting together?”  His family was truly his whole life.

SERVICES: The funeral Mass will take place on Monday, February 5, at 11:00 am at the Church of the Magdalen in St. Louis, MO.

Visitation will be held Sunday February 4, 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois Road, Affton, and Monday February 5, 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Church of the Magdalen (St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church), 4924 Bancroft Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Mass will follow at 11:00 AM.

In memory of Marty, contributions can be made to Catholic Charities or St. Patrick’s Center, both located in St. Louis, MO.


5 thoughts on “Appelbaum, Martin Leo”

  1. What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful human being. Marty taught me what God looks like. I will forever hear his greeting every single time we were together, “Hello Josephine, and he would warmly and delightfully shake my hand”. His soul is undoubtedly kindness and love. His challenges and walking through life as a champion will teach me how to continue to live better forever. He will be missed deeply and always loved intensely. Marty, enjoy heaven and tell all the Appelbaum and other family and friend angels with you, “Hello from Jo”.

  2. I have many fond memories of Marty. He was an inspiration to me and anyone who knew him. Rest in peace, buddy, you earned it.

  3. Thank you God for blessing us with Marty.
    I have yet to meet a kinder, gentler soul. God bless your family whose love, kindness, and patience is evident in all you do.
    Marty, you will be a tremendous angel in heaven because you were an angel on earth your whole life.

  4. To all the Appelbaum’s, my deep sorrow for your loss. Marty was such a sweet and kind soul. I really enjoyed every time he traveled with me. Lnow of my prayers for his soul and all if you.

    Paul Halfmann


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