Jules Frederick Appelman

Apr 04,1930---Jun 08,2019


Jules Frederick Appelman- April 4, 1930- June 8, 2019. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jules passed peacefully and with grace at his home with his family beside him. After battling off cancer for over a decade. Jules is survived by his children, Scott Appelman wife Heather Appelman, Guy Appelman and wife Michelle Appelman, Grandkids- Ryan, Nicole, Halle Appelman, Journee and Phoebe Pittman.



He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where he graduated from New York University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After his graduation he proudly served our nation as a project engineer in the United States Air Force and served during the Korean conflict. His sister Marilyn is deceased. He was married to Ruby V. Appelman where they had 2 boys, Scott and Guy Appelman, where they resided in Los Angeles, California until 1970. Jules worked in the Aerospace industry in the 1960’s developing satellite programs for defense and communications industries. Jules and his family moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1970 where he started and ran Academy Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical Inc., Contractors Inc. and several other companies supporting the construction industries in New Mexico, which still serve the community today. Jules was a Registered Professional Electrical Engineer, designing and engineering residential, commercial buildings and special projects. The man that always found the answer.



Jules loved to fish and tinker with anything mechanical and electrical throughout his whole life, whether he was designing and building facilities for national defense or building remote control boats. He had a special place in Chama, NM where he enjoyed the beauty, outdoors, family and friends all of course while fishing.



Jules always was a man of caring for his fellow veterans and people of his community. He supported many causes with a special love for veterans, animals and medical research. Everyone whom met and knew him always would say, “that is one of the smartest men I have ever met” and “I loved talking to him, I always learned something from him”. Well we all did.


Julesy Baby, JB, Dad, grandfather, boss and friend you will be greatly missed by all. It was a great 89 years, he accomplished so much, taught so many people, provided for all that he could. He was a pillar of the most important things he embraced, Honesty, Trust and Loyalty. He will be greatly missed, never forgotten, it is our duty to carry on what he taught so many of us all.



In lieu of flowers, donations to the Appelman Charitable Foundation which will support Veterans, animals and medical research.



Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663


Raymond Trujillo Jun 11 ,2019

Industry ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Please accept the condolences of all of here at UA Local 412 Training Center. There are those that rise above others with a goal to help people and to improve everything they touch. Although I did not know Jules personally, he was in the brotherhood of our industry. Jules will be missed by many. With Warmest Regards, Ray Trujillo Training Director UA Local 412 Training Center

Sue Luna Jun 11 ,2019

Retired Employee ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Worked with Jules and his various companies for 28 active. and 10 retired years. He was a. fair and generous boss. He was always in a good mood and glad to see you. He Wil be missed but he got in quite a few years. GOD BLESS HIm.

Dee L. Jun 12 ,2019

My deepest sympathies to the family. It is never easy to lose someone dear to us especially when we have had that person in our life for so long. May the strength that only the Almighty can provide help you to cope and I hope that you can be comforted by the prospect of seeing Jules alive on earth again enjoying perfect health in a beautiful, peaceful paradise. (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:29)

Ron and Roberta Glaser Jun 12 ,2019

friend and customer ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

We were so sad to see the obit for Jules in the paper. He sold us our home in 4 Hills, where we still reside 45 years later. We will send a card if we can find contact information for a family member? With our deepest sympathies.......Ron and Roberta

Mark & Lorie Jarner Jun 13 ,2019

Friend ,Los Lunas ,New Mexico

Guy & Michelle and the Appleman family; What a joy to have know your dad. We always enjoyed our conversations and banter. And what a handsome man! We send our love & prayers for peace to the family during this difficult time. Please call upon us if we can help you. Peace, Mark & Lorie

Maria A Jun 14 ,2019

What a wonderful long life your loved one had, Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years. Special mightiness indeed. May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.