Bernard Appelbaum, businessman
Tuesday, January 4, 2011; 11:10 PM
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
Mr. Appelbaum was born in New York and came to Washington as a child.
He graduated from the old 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 Northeast Washington. 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
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 great-grandchildren.
-- Matt Schudel