Frank Marten VanApeldoorn Jr.

By Orleans Hub Posted 14 July 2023 at 9:46 am

American flagALBION/PRESCOTT – On July 11, 2023 Frank Marten VanApeldoorn Jr., 57 went home to God suddenly in Prescott, Arizona. 

Frank was born on October 22, 1965 in Cortland, New York. He grew up in Albion, New York where he graduated from Albion Central School. 

After school he was chosen to spend a year in a Kibbutz in Israel.

Upon returning from Israel he attended Alfred college where he performed in many drama plays and was the lead in Charlie Brown. After college he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Germany for most of the 4 years. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Air Force he returned with a service connected disability. He served during the Persian Gulf War era. 

After returning to the states he moved to Arizona, where he could be close to his family. In 2005 he moved to West Plains, Missouri, where he made many friends through the church. In 2008 he decided to return to Prescott, Az. Arizona was always his first love. 

He spent his remaining years volunteering for the VA, meals on wheels, and several other community organizations. 

Frank loved music and loved to sing. He sang in many church choirs and was admired for his beautiful voice, both in Missouri and in Arizona. 

Frank loved to talk to people and really had a warm way of listening to what others had to say. Frank was an angel sent from God who spread his wealth of love and understanding to everyone he met. 

Frank is survived by his mother, Cairn and stepdad Jim Vandenbosch of Bisbee, AZ; his father, Frank VanApeldoorn Sr. of Brockport, NY; his sister Melody Beecher of Rochester, NY; sister Wendy and brother-in-law Tom Sydeski of Brockport; sister Krista and brother-in-law Troy Lindke of Gasport, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and 3 stepbrothers and a stepsister. 

Military memorial service to be held at the Prescott National Cemetery in Prescott, AZ, and officiated by Rev. Daniel Storvick, friend of the family. Memorial service in New York to be determined at a later date. Visit for more information as it becomes available.