Fred Appleholm

Obituary of Fred T. Appleholm

Frederick T. Appleholm (Fred) of Hopewell Junction, NY and the Villages, FL, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in the Villages, FL.

Fred was born on March 15, 1949 in Yonkers, NY to Frederick N. and Cecelia Nugent Appleholm.  He attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx and Iona College in New Rochelle NY, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

On July 25, 1970 he married Carol Ziemer Appleholm at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers, NY.

In 1975, Fred joined the “best job in the world”, the Yonkers Fire Department where he thoroughly enjoyed a 30-year career.  He was known as a staple at Engine 12 and loved every day of his career and all the laughs that went with it.  In April 1989 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and retired in May 2005.

Fred retired seasonally to the Villages, FL, in 2006, a place he referred to as "Fantasyland for Adults".  He was an accomplished golfer and pickle ball player and also enjoyed music and dancing on the Square with his friends and neighbors.

Family was everything to Fred and he coached his children in softball and baseball for the East Fishkill teams.  He was also a great supporter of his grandchildren, who he loved dearly, rooting them on in soccer, lacrosse, softball, baseball and track.

His parents and his brother, Robert E. Appleholm, preceded Fred in death.

He is survived by Carol, his wife of 49 years; his daughter Karen Khan (Al); his daughter Lori Olmstead; his son Bryon Appleholm (Cassie) and his daughter Kerry Appleholm.  

Fred is also survived by eight grandchildren, Courtney, Ryan, Kelly, Alexis, Aydin, Zayn, Rylie and Mackenzie and step-granddaughter Hina; His sister Patricia Devine (Thomas); Brother-in-law Edward Ziemer (Sue); and sister-in-law Patricia Abrams.  He will also be missed by his extended family of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Fred had a huge heart, generous personality and a very quick wit which will be missed dearly.  He will be in our hearts forever.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020, 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers, NY.  A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM that afternoon at the Appleholm residence in Hopewell Junction, NY.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of  flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association

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Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
110 Shonnard Place
Yonkers, New York, United States