Armand Apa Obituary (1934 – 2022) – New Cumberland, PA

Armand S. Apa, Sr., 87, of New Cumberland, formerly of Lewisberry, Camp Hill and Harrisburg died in eternal life with Jesus Christ on Friday, January 28 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 2, 1934 in Harrisburg to the late Charles and Sara (Leonzo) Apa. He was a 1953 graduate of the former William Penn High School in Harrisburg, where he had athletic accomplishments on the iron gate, baseball field, and track. As an Army veteran, he was a retired senior development engineer from the former AMP, Inc., earning six patents designing multiple connectors. He completed advanced college projects at Millersville State College where he played football and also earned a master’s degree from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. In retirement, he had many businesses and real estate acquisitions. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Harrisburg Presbytery, Zembo Shrine, Loyal Order of the Moose, and American Legion Post 730, Penbrook. He was quite a gifted athlete and his sporting affinities included a record 6 holes in one at Valley Green Golf Course. Family and friends were often entertained by his witty sense of humor, recitation of poetry, descriptions of his pond, and antics with his large dogs. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ruth Mary (McGreehan) Apa; children, Heidi Apa McDonald (Mark) of Camp Hill, Armand S. Apa, Jr. (Jill) of Mechanicsburg and Stephen R. Apa (Michelle) of Lewisberry; brother, Franklin Apa, father of Harrisburg; cousins, sister Rose Marie Apa, MD of Newfield, NJ, Rosalie Schell of Harrisburg, Michael Leonzo of Harrisburg, Theresa Capricci of FL and Cindy Shields of GA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Spending time with her seven grandchildren, Armand S. Apa, III, Alexander Apa, Megan and Mason McDonald, Rachel, Dominic and Anthony Apa filled the joy of her life. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, February 3 at Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland and 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. funeral on Friday, February 4 at New Cumberland Alliance Church, 148 Spanglers Mill Rd., New Cumberland, PA . Interment will follow at Emanuel Cemetery, Lewisberry, PA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or Tunnel-2-Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, PO BOX 5014, Hagerstown, Pennsylvania 21741

Published by Patriot-News from January 31 to February 1, 2022.

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