Dorothy Apicella

April 30, 1927 - March 5, 2019

04/30/1927 - 03/05/2019

Past Services

Friday March 08, 2019
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Friday March 08, 2019
7:45 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Saturday March 09, 2019
12:00 pm
St Mary Catholic Church
East 40th Street
Shadyside, OH 43947
Saturday March 09, 2019
1:00 pm
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 | Directions

Dorothy Apicella, 91 of Shadyside, Ohio died Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Wheeling Hospital.

She was born April 30, 1927 a daughter of the late Alfred and Angela ( Spadafora) Maruca in Wheeling, WV.

Dorothy was a Catholic by faith and attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio.

She was always kind to everyone and her family was the most important thing in her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 49 years Lawrence Apicella Sr. whom she married on September 18, 1948.

The last of five sisters she was preceded by her siblings, Mary J. Maruca, Adeline Leffe, Edith DeFranco and Gloria Tedeschi.

In addition she was preceded by a son-in-law, Melvin E. Roth, a grandson, James Edward Roth and a granddaughter-in-law, Chantal Roth.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Larry (Joyce) Apicella Jr. of Barton, OH and Carolyn Roth of Shadyside, OH.

In addition she is survived by her grandson Marc (Mandy) Roth, great-grandson, James Logan Roth, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Ave. Shadyside, Ohio 43947 on Friday March 8, 2019 from 2 until 8 pm.

A vigil service will be held at 7:45pm.

Funeral liturgy with Mass will be held on Saturday March 9, 2019 at 12pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating.

Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

Memorial contributions benefit the OR&W Fire District at “”.

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Steve and Shirley Sabatina
4 years ago

Larry and Joyce–Saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Steve and Shirley Sabatina

Cherrel Nash
4 years ago

Carolyn and Larry, (and family)
Sending sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mom. I read the online tribute for her and have to comment on her bridal photo that is so very stunningl!!!! She shone from outside AND inside beauty. Her legacy, the strength of a gentle, kind, and loving spirit, surely lives on in you two. Take care my friends. Chere

John Crunelle
4 years ago

Chris and I are so sorry for the passing of your mother. You have our deepest sympathy.

Philip Sabatina
4 years ago

Larry- sorry to read about the passing of your mom. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Carolyn Brown
4 years ago

Carolyn Larry and Families so very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers of comfort.

Jim and Tina Busack
4 years ago

Knowing Carolyn and Larry, we are positive Mrs. Apicella was a Class A-1 person. We send our deepest condolences and prayers.

Bob and Lorlean
4 years ago

Larry and Joyce … we are sorry to hear of your loss. Mothers are very special. We are with our granddaughter Annie for her 5th birthday in Florida but our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Curtis & Dana Workman
4 years ago

Carolyn, Larry & Families,
Our condolences and prayers in the loss of your Mother. Hold tight to your memories.

Jim and Kelly Amato
4 years ago

Carolyn, Larry, and Joyce, there were few ladies who had more class and grace than your mom. Anyone who visited her home felt like they were not only a welcome guest but were treated like they were family. Any conversation I ever had with her was always from her heart. There was always an elegance about her that never diminished. She was truly a member of “the greatest generation.”