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Thomas L. Apjohn, 72, Former Westport Resident

VERMONT. - Thomas L. Apjohn, a former Westport resident, died July 9. He was 72.

Apjohn was born Dec. 7, 1941, to Thomas L. and Helen (Bube) Apjohn in Glen Cove, N.Y.

He graduated from Staples High School in Westport and from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., with a degree in psychology, then entered the Navy in November 1963. He attended the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and enrolled in the Deep Water Diving School at Washington, D.C.

Apjohn served a tour of duty on the USS Safeguard, a rescue and salvage ship in Vietnam. He continued to serve in the navy until 1972 and then in the Reserves for another three years. He and his family moved to Vermont where he worked for Vermont Electric Supply Co., as a road salesman throughout Vermont and New Hampshire and continuing as the manager of the electrical wholesale division until 1986. He then worked for the House of Lights as a salesman again. During his retirement he worked with disadvantaged teens.

Apjohn was a philatelist with a special interest in collecting and cataloging “DPOs” of the State of Vermont. His articles of interest in this were published in “The Vermont Philatelist” publication.

Apjohn is survived his wife, Pauline E.; children, Alice B. Stuber (Bernd), Amy E. Lannon (Matt) and T. Eric Apjohn (Meaghan); and eight grandchildren.

A celebration of Apjohn’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at Bomoseen State Park.

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