- March 2, 1936 - November 23, 2016
- Carthage, North Carolina
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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
Andrew Charles Appanaitis, Jr., age 80, of Cameron died Wednesday (November 23, 2016) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at White Hill Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Vance Lowe.
A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late Andrew Charles and Hazel Fry Appanaitis. A graduate of Elise High School in Robbins, he was also a US Navy Veteran. Following his time in the service, he graduated from Catawba College and returned to Elise Middle School where he taught and coached football, basketball, and baseball for many years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved dogs. He was also a philatelist (stamp collector). He enjoyed the simple things in life, like a bacon cheeseburger, oatmeal raisin cookies, and spending time with his family – especially his four granddaughters, who brought him much joy.
He is survived by his wife Kitty McDonald Appanaitis; son Dr. Alex Appanaitis and wife Mariedith of Lewisville; daughter Dr. Holly Appanaitis and husband Lee Edwards of Cameron; and four grandchildren Mary-Kate, Alexa, Bella and Ava.
Memorials may be made to White Hill Presbyterian Church, 3335 White Hill Road, Sanford, NC 27332.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Appanaitis family.