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Curtis A Appleyard

1950 ~ 2021 (age 71)


Curtis Arthur Appleyard, of Belmont, NH, passed away on Tuesday July 6, 2021, from complications of

liver cancer.

Born on April 13, 1950, in Washington, D.C. The second son of Curtis and Barbara Appleyard, he grew up

in Larchmont, New York, graduating from Mamaroneck High School in 1968. He attended Ricker College,

in Houlton, Maine, earning his bachelor’s degree in History, and that is where he met his wife, Karen.

They were married July 27, 1974, in New Gloucester, Maine.

Curtis started his professional career in the Insurance industry, but after 13 years he transitioned to a

Rural Letter Carrier with the U.S. Postal Service for which he retired in December of 2017 after 25 years

of service.

Since the mid 1980’s Curtis was an active member of Scouting starting when his son, Sean, joined the

Cub Scouts in 1986. He followed his son through the advancement into Boy Scouts where he severed on

several committees, and watched Sean achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

Starting in 2003, Curtis had been a member of the Bristol Baptist Church where he served on several


Curtis was also a licensed amateur radio operator. He enjoyed getting on the air while he was driving up

and down the East coast between his homes in New Hampshire and Florida. He was a member of two

clubs: Central NH Amateur Radio Club, and Martin County Amateur Radio Association of Florida. His call

sign, KA1DPZ will surely be missed.

Remaining family consists of wife Karen, who still resides in Belmont, New Hampshire. Brother Russell,

who lives in Massachusetts with his wife Megan. Son Sean Towne, who resides in Arundel, Maine, with

his wife Kara, two daughters Libby and Mayson and son William. Caroline Thurber, who resides in

Belmont, New Hampshire, with her husband Keith.

Visiting hours will be held at Bristol Baptist Church, on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at one o’clock, Memorial

Services to follow at two o’clock. Following the services, the family is putting together a Celebration of

life. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Caroline Thurber via

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bristol Baptist Church or Wannalancit District of Daniel

Webster Council Boy Scouts.

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July 17, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bristol Baptist Church

Funeral Service
July 17, 2021

2:00 PM
Bristol Baptist Church

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