Albert ‘Al’ Apicella, 90

Albert “Al” Apicella, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on April 28, 1928, son of the late James Apicella and Rose (Livolsie) Apicella.

Apicella was a graduate of the Warrens S. Seipp General Vocational School in Baltimore and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as a lithographer for Maran Printing in Baltimore, with more than 30 years of service, before retiring and moving to the beach in the early 1990s.

He was a former member of the Blue Star Pleasure Club, and enjoyed bowling and hunting. His favorite pastimes were fishing and boating. Apicella would often say, “I’m the world’s greatest fisherman.”

In addition to his parents, Apicella was preceded in death by his siblings, Alfonse Apicella, Anthony Apicella, Angelo Apicella, Rita Spedelere, Theresa Apicella and Alfred Apicella. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Myra J. (LeCompte) Apicella; a son, William J. Apicella of Lewes, Del.; a daughter, Anna Marie Apicella, and an adopted son, Thomas M. Apicella, both of Baltimore; a grandson, Albert E. Apicella; and a sister, Rosemarie Denver.

A funeral service was scheduled for Feb. 14, 2019, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Millsboro, Del. Interment was to follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at