Frederick Lapple, former Irondequoit town supervisor, died July 3, 2017, at the age of 90.
Lapple grew up on Clinton Avenue in Rochester, where he attended St. Michael’s School and Benjamin Franklin High School. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, despite receiving a football scholarship to Syracuse University.
He was elected to the Monroe County Legislature in 1966 to represent East Irondequoit. He later became director of civil service and personnel for Monroe County before serving two terms as town supervisor.
Lapple started the Bishop Kearney Parents Club, which served as the main fundraising group for the school. He was a member of several local organizations, including St. Salome’s Parish Council, Point Pleasant Fire Department, American Legion, Pop Warner Football, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus and Police Chief’s Association.
He served as chairman of SUNY College of Optometry College Council and was a member on the board of Monroe County Employees Federal Credit Union.
A memorial mass will take place at 11 a.m. July 29 at Christ the King Church, 445 S. Kings Highway, Rochester. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department Benefit Fund, Fred and Jean Lapple Scholarship Fund at Bishop Kearney or the World War II Museum in New Orleans.
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