Bernard Appelbaum


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Matt Schudel

Bernard Appelbaum, 91, who op­er­ated a fam­ily-run cloth­ing and fur­ni­ture store for many years, died Dec. 19 of pneu­mo­nia at Friends Nurs­ing Home in Sandy Spring.

Mr. Appelbaum was born in New York and came to Washington as a child. He grad­u­ated from Cen­tral High School and at­tended the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land be­fore serv­ing in the Army dur­ing World War II.

Af­ter the war, he and his broth­ers op­er­ated the New York Cloth­ing and Fur­ni­ture Co. in North­east­Wash­ing­ton. The store was owned by the fam­ily for more than 60 years.

Mr. Appelbaum later had busi­ness in­ter­ests in real es­tate and in­surance, and he worked for a com­pany that sold doors for com­mer­cial build­ings.

He lived in Sil­ver Spring and Bethesda be­fore re­tir­ing to Leisure World in Sil­ver Spring.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 68 years, Eleanor Bran­sky Appelbaum of Sil­ver Spring; three chil­dren, Robert Appelbaum of Gaithers­burg, Don­ald Appelbaum of Alachua, Fla., and Su­san Fry of Olney; a brother, Melvin Appelbaum of Bethesda; four grand­chil­dren; and two great­grand­chil­dren.

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