R.A. Apffel Sr.

R.A. Apffel Sr.


Ralph Albert “R.A.” Apffel Sr., a renowned Galveston attorney, former mayor and namesake of one of the island’s most popular beach parks, died Monday of complications after a heart attack, his family said.

Michael A. Smith: 409-683-5206; michael.smith@galvnews.com; Laura Elder: 409-683-5248; laura.elder@galvnews.com


(2) comments

C. Patterson

Rest In Peace and thank you for your service to the community and the city

Mark Ciavaglia

Mr. Apffel is a legend, particularly in the legal community. Peace and comfort to his family, many friends and colleagues.

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