Philip Dominic Apruzzi was born in Jersey City, the son of Felix and Rose (neé DeMarco) Apruzzi. Philip served in the United States Army Reserves from 1967 to 1973. His background in the
field of technology was reflected in his corporate relationships, among them Concurrent Computers, Lucent/AT&T, NJGRA and, following his retirement from the technology field, Lumber
Super Mart in Hazlet. A people person, Philip involved himself in many community and civic endeavors, among them serving as an Oceanport councilman, Oceanport Recreation Committee member and coach of community children’s softball and soccer teams.
He was an avid Giants fan, and enjoyed square dancing with the Middletown Ramblers, singing in St. Anselm’s choir, playing bocce and traveling.
Philip cherished his family and his loss will be deeply felt by who cherished him: his wife, Karen; his daughters, Kristin A. Dressler (and Robert); and Allison A. Hester (and Paul); his five adoring grandchildren, Kate and Nicholas Dressler; and Jack, Carolyn and Lucy Hester; and his brother James Apruzzi. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Madeline Organek.
A memorial gathering will be held for Philip at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 1. A Memorial Mass will be held for him at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at St. Anselm Church, Wayside.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, 2310 Highway 34, Suite 1D, Manasquan, NJ 08736; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial Processing, PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148.