John Widman Appleford October 6, 2009

Word has reached us that our classmate and friend of many, John Widman Appleford died this past October 6 in his home in Waynesboro, Virrginia. John was born June 7, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan to Alexander Arnold and Marguerite (Widman) Appleford.

At Dartmouth John was a widely known and respected member of his class, establishing himself early in his freshman year as a strong football prospect who went on to play varsity football on the 1958 squad that won the Ivy League Championship. In addition to football he competed in track, both sports in which he excelled at Birmingham High School in Michigan. At Dartmouth he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

John, an Economic major at Dartmouth, returned to Michigan following his graduation to study law at the University of Michigan. After receiving his law degree he was admitted to the American Bar Association, the Michigan State Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar Association.

John was always a deeply committed churchman, beginning in his youth in Michigan as an acolyte at Christ Episcopal Church in Bloomfield Hills. In his adult years he was actively involved at both St. John’s Church in Waynesboro and Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, Virginia.

While practicing law in Virginia, John served as mayor of Monterey and was active in both the Lions Club and Kiwanis.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite. He is survived by a brother Robert W. Appleford of Frankfort, Michigan and daughters Patricia Terrell of Knoxville, Tennessee, Susan A. Nester and Barbara A. Appleford both of Waynesboro, Virginia, and Laurie A. Vogel also of Knoxville. Two sons, John Appleford Jr. of Waynesboro and Mark S. Appleford of Asheville, NC also survive their father.

As John enjoyed the warm friendship of so many of his classmates, he is now missed by many in the Class of 1960.