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APPLE DR. MARTIN IRA Beloved husband of Margo Apple. Cherished father of Dr. Leigh Apple (Jason) Hittleman, Dr. Joshua Apple, Madeline Apple and Max Apple. Loving papa of Seth and Sloane Hittleman. Devoted son of the late Meyer and the late Beverly Apple. Dear brother of Debbie (Dr. Bernard) Schwartz, and his two sisters who were triplets with Marty; Karen (Marc) Lederman and Gail (Dr. Louis) Dvorkin. Son-in-law of Marc and Joan Horwitz. Brother-in-law of Dr. Steven (Nicole Marshall) Horwitz. SERVICES 12 NOON TUESDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. INTERMENT B'NAI ISRAEL MEMORIAL GARDENS IN NOVI.

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Diane McPherson-Stern04/15/2013

I am so sad. I didn't know he was ill. He will be sorely missed. Prayers for the family and his staff. G-d bless all.

Maureen Moag04/15/2013

What a loss to his family and patients. He will be greatly missed by the patients and their family members for his caring way and excellence in Opthomology. Words are never enough.

Marilynn Sultana04/15/2013

My sincere condolences to the family. I fondly remember Marty from residency at KEI -a brilliant and kind man. He will be missed.

Jeri Burn04/15/2013

Dr. Apple was my eye doctor. He was very professional and caring. I liked him very much and am so sorry to hear of his passing.

Robert Alpert04/15/2013

My condolences to the family.

Sherri Pickett04/15/2013

I'm saddened to hear about Dr Martin I was a long time patient @ Michigan Eye Institute I loved his polite & personal attention he gave everytime I came in. My prayers go out to his entire family. He will be greatly missed. Sherri Pickett

Goldie Tremblay04/15/2013

So sorry for your loss. Dr apple was so terrific with my mom, his patient. He will be missed.



kimberly Eley04/15/2013

I worked with Dr.Apple and he will be sorely missed. My prayers go out to the family.

Sidney & Gloria Russell04/15/2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Apple Family. Dr. Apple was our eye specialist. He was always kind and understanding. We will miss him.

Julia, Lilly, Robert Salamon04/15/2013

Our deepest sympathy on your loss

Michael Browner04/15/2013

Dr. Apple was my doctor. He helped me get through some difficult issues. He was a very caring man. I will miss him. I send my sincere condolences to his family. I am so sorry for your terrible loss.

Jody Thomson04/15/2013

Dr. Apple was one of the most amazing persons/surgeon I have ever met. I am truly blessed to have been able to know him as well as I did. We shared many jokes and fond memories in the OR together. He will be greatly missed.

Sheri (Arizona)04/15/2013

R.I.P. my friend!

Sheri (Arizona)04/15/2013

R.I.P. my friend!

Linda Taylor04/15/2013

I am a patient of Dr Apple's. I was sadden for the lost of such a caring person. His family and office staff are in my pray's that they all receive comfort and love during this difficult time.

Donna Spala Roemer04/16/2013

I'm so very sorry to hear of this sad loss in the Apple family. I will always remember a sweet and kind Marty, from years growing up in Livonia. Prayers to Gail and Karen and your entire family. Fondly, Donna Spala Roemer

Linda (Stone) Dudley04/16/2013

My deepest sympathy on your loss

Crystal Collins04/16/2013

I'm in shock! My whole family were patients of Dr. Apple; he was a very kind man and excellent doctor. He will be greatly missed. My sympathy goes out to his family. R.I.P.

Sally Moag04/16/2013

It is with great sorrow that I learned of my much loved and respected physician, which I have had with Dr. Apple, who was a kind, generous and a great physician, as well as a person, who was willing to help everyone however he could.

Dr. Sarah Muenk04/16/2013

My deepest sympathy. Dr. Appple helped me on my first cataract surgeries as a resident. He was extremely kind, patient and full of encouragement. I was always impressed by what a thoughtful physician he was. I am so sorry for your loss.

Robert and Denise Hendricks04/16/2013

We were patients of Dr. Apple who was very professional and kind. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ms Stanton04/16/2013

Dr. Apple will be greatly missed in this community. I remember when American Eye Institute was built many years ago when I became a patient. He took great care of his patients. My heart and prayers go out to his family and employees. He will be missed.

Mary (Yates) Hansen04/16/2013

Dr Apple was a class act. Both myself and my mother have been under his care for years. We will surely miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Apple Family.

Shememmta Putrus04/16/2013

'm so very sorry to hear of this sad loss in the Apple family. I will always remember a sweet and kind


MY Deepest Heartfelt Condolences and Regrets on your loss of Marty~ Steven H. Alpert

Howard Gofstein04/17/2013

I can't believe he died. I'm in shock. I just found out this morning, when I called to make my annual appointment. He was such a great guy, very patient and helpful. My sincere condolences to his family, Dr. Greenley and his office staff.

judy dvorkin bailey04/17/2013

my condolences to the the family-words cannot explain how I feel, at this time. my heart goes out to everyone in the Apple family. with much sympathy judy dvorkin bailey

SS Scottsdale, Arizona04/17/2013

Margo, I'm passing along a sentiment that Marty had shared with me at Leigh's wedding......"Margo is the best thing that ever happened to me". Heartfull sympathy!

Rique Sollisch04/17/2013

I am thinking of all of you. I wish that this time of grief is followed by many loving stories and extraordinary memories. May it be the will of those that comfort you to help these images fill the space in your heavy hearts and minds.

Yevgeniya Kalteyeva04/17/2013

Dr. Apple was my and my parents eye doctor...Our deepest sympathy on your loss.

Melvin and Trudy Baggs04/17/2013

Trudy and I were shocked then saddened to hear of Dr.Apple's passing. Our deepest sympathy and heart felt condolences go out to all of his family and friends. I pray that God will hold you tight, be with you and continue to bless you through his son my lord and savior Jesus Christ Amen.

Karen Bissinger (Brenner)04/17/2013

My sincere Condolences to the Apple Family. I first met Marty, Gail & Karen in 7th Grade at Bryant Junior High in Livonia, MI. I moved to Southfield that same year and had not seen them until we met again at Wayne State University. I have fond memories of Marty at Wayne State. He was very driven to get into Medical School. Always friendly with a great sense of humor! He will be missed. Karen(Brenner)Bissinger Plano, Texas (Formely West Bloomfield, MI)

Debby Bowser ferris04/17/2013

So very sorry for your families loss. I have memories of Marty Gail and Karen , growing up from grade school all the way thru high school. My prayers to his family and friends

Debby Bauer McCullough04/17/2013

My deepest sympathies to the Apple family.

Marcy Bell04/18/2013

So sorry to hear about the passing of Marty. My fond memories growing up in Livonia with the three of them comes flooding back. May your family memories keep his life alive.

Kassandra Hogan04/18/2013

My deepest sympathy to Dr. Apple's family, friends and Staff.

Ethel and Mac Arthur Jones04/18/2013

We Love You! May God give you the Peace and Blessing that you gave to so many. May the light that you brought to so many continue to shine on you! Rest in the meadow

Roger Black04/18/2013

He was a good and caring doctor. Always there to explain and add comfort. A tribute to him was given by my other Dr who exclaimed what a beautiful job Martin had done on my cataract surgery. How great to have praise from ones peers. Go with God, Martin.

Crystal Isaac04/18/2013

I am deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Apple's passing. Everytime I've seen him for my eyes he was so full of joy, singing and just so kind and genuine. What a great doctor! My thoughts and prayers are with the family, staff and other patients.

Anna Channey04/18/2013

Dr. Apple will be sorely missed! He was very compassionate and cared about his patients. He took good care of me and my sister. May God's love and mercy comfort you at this difficult time.

Julie Laylin (HARE)04/18/2013

Am so sorry to hear of Dr Apple's passing. I was a tech in the mid 90's at American Eye. My sympathies to all his family & current staff.

Patricia Batey04/19/2013

Our condolences to you all. I am so so sorry for your loss and we'll keep you in our prayers

maysah abduljabar04/23/2013

your loss is our loss ...I don't have enough words to describe I have been in united states for 17 years never met a person like him caring ..respectful...genres.. active..and every good thing you can think about he was my family doctor ... He will be greatly missed ...Our deepest sympathy on your loss

Ghazwan Salem04/23/2013

Dr. Apple just did my surgery 1 week prior to his passing! Very saddened by the news! My condolences go to his family and his staff! He was a great doctor!

Becky Ventura04/23/2013

My daughter & I were his patients-for years! I am so sad to hear of Dr. Apple's passing. My heartfelt sympathy to the family.

Bonnie Brey04/25/2013

Just found out today that Dr. Apple has passed away, I had an appt. 5/10 and they called to let me know. I am so saddened to hear this, he has been my eye doctor for over 20 years and I am in shock. So sorry to lose such a wonderful doctor. May you rest in peace Dr. Apple you will be missed very much.

Judith Wineman04/26/2013

My deepest sympathies to the family and staff of Dr Apple. I just learned of his passing today when I called the office. I have never had such a wonderful doctor and his caring staff reflected his dedication to his patients. A profound loss.

Rosalind Grimes04/29/2013

Sorry to hear about your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a very good doctor. He will be missed.

Robert Frank04/29/2013

I learned of Dr. Marty Apple's death with great surprise and sadness. I still remember him as an outstanding resident at the Kresge Eye Institute, He had moved on to become a superb and highly respected ophthalmologist in our community, and his son Josh is now carrying on his tradition as a resident in our training program at the Kresge Eye Institute. Unquestionably, Marty will be missed.

Flora Castleman04/30/2013

I am so sorry hear of Marty's passing. I just learned of it today April 30th. He has helped to save my eyesight. I, as a patient and fleamarket friend of his parents, I will miss him. Most sincerely from my heart, Flora

Paula Brown05/02/2013

Sincere condolences to family from a patient of Dr. Apple

Connie Williams05/05/2013

Dr Apple was a class act in every respect as a physician. Both myself and my wife have been under his care for years. We will surely miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Apple Family.

Martha Slaughter05/07/2013

Dr. Apple has been my doctor for more than 20 years. I trusted him. I loved the assurance he gave me before an eye procedure. When I heard of his death, I cried and I still shed tears thinking of how much I will miss his friendly welcome at his office. God be with you Dr. Apple and uplift your family.

Loretta Mullen06/04/2013

Oh my God. I feel as though I've lost a family member. I just found out today, when checking on an up coming appointment. Dr. Apple was a great doctor. He always made sure you understood what was going on. A very kind and caring man. My husband and I will miss him so much. God bless and keep his family, our prayers are with you. R.I.P Dr. Apple

Bill Smith06/06/2013

I just was informed of the good doctors' passing. He was my dentist for many years and I will miss him dearly. May God bless him and his family. He was a good and kind Man

Donna Killen06/06/2013

I am just learning of Dr Apple's passing away. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, staff and patients. He was such a great Dr and person. My late mother/grandmother was a patient of Dr Apple's for many years. He was always so kind and his passion for the eyes was the reason my mother's glaucoma was kept under control. Rest in Heaven Dr Apple

Julie Sethavarangura06/06/2013

To the family of the late Dr Martin I Apple, you have our deepest condolences and heart felt prayers. I called today to make an appointment for my Mom and me and was told Dr Apple had passed. The comment thru me so completely off, I insisted the receptionist must be mistaken and repeatedly asked her if she was perhaps referring to his father. When I finally calmed down, I apologized and made the appointments. I don't know how I'm going to tell my 84 y/o mother, she loved him dearly, and he made over her like she was royalty. He has treated our family over 20 years. He truly was the most knowledgeable,caring, compassionate physicians we had the priviledge of being under his care. Sincerely and with continued prayers for your family, Julie Sethavarangura and famly.

Donna Killen06/07/2013

I am just learning of Dr Apple's passing away. My deepest condlences to Dr Apple's family, friends, staff and patients. Dr Apple was a very kind and passionate about his calling for helping others with their eyes. Dr Apple was my mother/grandmother's eye doctor for many years and he is the reason my mother was able to keep her glaucoma under control. Rest in Peace Dr Apple

Elizabeth Robinson06/12/2013

Dr. Apple will be truly missed; please know that I care and how sorry I am for your loss. Peace and love to the family.

Olga Ilievski06/18/2013

I just found out today of Dr. apples passing I'm still in shock. I worked for Dr. Apple for almost 2 years as his tech. Everyday working with him was going to be different. He worked really hard. Very detailed about his work. If it wasn't for him I would have never met my husband. He did LASIK surgery on anyone who wanted it from the Detroit Tigers and my husband a first base coach volunteered. He came to our office and that's how I met my husband of 2 kids. You can say Dr. Apple was our matchmaker. I'm so so sad. I lived in Texas for 12 years and came back to michigan I wanted my kids to meet him and Dr. Greeley there are so many stories I share with my kids about working for Dr. Apple. Some good and some bad but they were interesting. I once mailed a holiday card telling Dr. apple it was easier to work for him then to be a full time mom when I became a mom for the first time. Before kids I thought working for him was harder. Gosh. I'm so sorry for all your losses. I watched the funeral video and he seemed like a great dad. When he is a boss you wonder what kind of family person he is at home and it seemed like he was great. Btw he and I always checked american eye institute door locks we both had OCD.

Andrea Gibson06/28/2013

Dr. Apple took care of my eyes for over twenty years. I loved him as my eye doctor and will truely miss him.

Pamela Miller Malone07/22/2013

Dr. Apple was my physician for many years. His dedication and commitment to providing the highest level of personal care to patients will always be remembered. To the family, my deepest condolences.

Michele Jackson08/14/2013

My prayers are with the Apple family. I just learned of his passing moments ago and am truly saddened. He was my eye doctor since 1992. He was an excellent doctor. I will truly miss him.

Barbara Newble08/15/2013

Was informed today of Dr. Apple's death because my six month appointment is this month. He was my eye doctor for many years. Dr. Apple was an excellent doctor and such a nice, kind, and caring person. He will be missed. Condolences to the family and staff

Eric J Smith08/19/2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of DR. Apple.

Sheri Bruce08/25/2013

We embrace your upcoming birthday with loving memories of our friendship and the hopes and dreams we once shared together! Happy Eternal Life!

Larry Hagood09/04/2013

I only recently found out about the death of Dr. Apple and was truly shocked and saddened. He was my eye doctor, and I'm sure that I was just one of hundreds of patients, yet he always made me feel unique and remembered little personal details. My wife and I will miss his kind, patient ways very much.

Mary Robson09/16/2013

I cannot believe that this vibrant and wonderful man is no longer with us. Dr. Apple performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes last October and November. I was released to go to Florida last December. My eye results were so perfect. I was looking forward to seeing Dr. Appel for a checkup when we discovered that he was gone to heaven. What a loss to everyone. I have never had such respect for a physician. He was the best!! His children have a huge role model to follow. His wife must be crushed. God be with the family. We will all miss him.

Earlena Molini09/19/2013

I placed a call to the Southfield location to make an appointment with Dr. Apple. I was devistated to hear of his passing. Dr. Apple had been my Opthamologist for many years. I was so choked up trying to keep from crying out loud when Sandy told me he had passed in April. Dr. Apple was an excellent doctor with a very gentle chair side manner. I have always trusted him emphatically. To know that his service was held a few blocks from my house is sad! He always smelled wonderfully and I would tell him this. My prayers are with his family and all of his loved ones. This news broke my heart today. RIP Dr. Apple.

Estelle Weaver10/05/2013

My love and my hugs and my DEEPEST sympathies, my well wishes to his loved ones. I'm so sorry. I was a patient of his, but I also loved him.

Paul McCormick10/28/2013

My prayers are with your family...Dr. Apple was the epitome of "Class and Professionalism..." He was talented and so very caring too...He will ALWAYS be in a GOOD place...

Cherie Jones10/29/2013

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Apple a very dedicated professional who will be missed by all the lives he touched, prayers for his family and staff.

Patrick Kolpacke11/02/2013

I knew Marty from our Bryant Jr High & Stevenson High scool years. Was a patient of his for over ten years. Just yeaterday advised of his passing ~ am in denial. His hallmark of giving special consideration to his patients pales in comparison to the wonderful Mensch he will be remembered as being every day!

John Davis03/30/2014

I was a patient of Dr. Apple's. He was always professional and friendly.

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