Edwin V. “Win” Apel Jr., 62, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and formerly of Boise, Idaho, and Berkeley Heights, N.J., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at Wake Forest University Baptist Health after a year-long bout with his brain tumor.
Win was born Sept. 10, 1949 in Oil City, the son of Edwin V. Apel, Sr. and Marian L. Myers Apel. On Oct. 27, 1973 in Kane, he married Mary Loretta “Lorrie” Marconi.
In 1967, he graduated valedictorian of Cranberry High School. He then graduated from Yale University, with a B.A. in Philosophy in 1972. In 1977, he graduated from the University of Idaho School of Law.
He was an attorney in the U.S. Courts in Boise from 1977 to 1978, then for Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley law firm from 1978 to 1990. From 1990 to 2008, he was an attorney for Morrison Knudson & Washington Group International in Boise. He was the General Counsel for Weeks Marine in Cranford, NJ from 2008 until 2011.
Win ran marathons in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and on all seven continents. In total, Win ran 76 marathons. He was an extensive world traveler, having visited over 35 foreign countries. He was also an avid amateur photographer and classic car enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife Lorrie Apel, of Winston-Salem, N.C. and his father, Edwin V. Apel, Sr. of Sligo. Also surviving are his three sons, Dr. Edwin V. “Trey” (Jessica) Apel III of Concord, Calif., Dr. Peter J. (Franny) Apel of Winston-Salem, N.C. and LTJG Brian T. Apel, USN of Bremerton, Wash. He is also survived by his brother, Scott (Linda) Apel of Knox; and his sister, Dara (Jeff) Sterling of Warren. He has three grandchildren, Sydney, Edwin V. “Jack” Apel, IV and Cole.
He was preceded in death by his mother earlier this year, and a brother, Mark David Apel in infancy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Win Apel Brain Tumor Research Fund through Wake Forest Baptist Health. Access can be gained through www.winapel.com  or by calling 800-899-7128.
Visitation and viewings are Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Reinsel Funeral Home, 116 Bissel Ave, Oil City, PA 16301. Funeral services are Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 100 Central Ave Oil City, PA 16301.
The Rev. Jeff Sterling, Fr. Theodore Marconi and Rev. Byron Myers will co-officiate
Interment to follow in Grove Hill Cemetery.