Google Plus Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Vimeo RSS

A 'most devoted champion': York reflects on Louis Appell Jr.'s legacy

By ,

After the news of Louis Appell Jr.'s death circulated around York, the many businesses and organizations he influenced reflected on the prominent businessman and philanthropist's influence on the community.

The former president and CEO of Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff, Appell was champion for York's revitalization, according to those who admired him, and they were quick to share their fondness of him in interviews and on social media. 

Here are some of the York decision makers Appell impacted.

READ MORE:

York Revolution president: Appell wanted no special treatment

York remembers Louis Appell

 

  

Joshua Hankey, president and CEO of RSDC
Joshua Hankey, president and CEO of RSDC
"His generosity, business acumen, and resources have made the future of York brighter by spurring a wave of investment from other developers and creating an unstoppable momentum for the city's revitalization." - (Photo / )
loading
"His generosity, business acumen, and resources have made the future of York brighter by spurring a wave of investment from other developers and creating an unstoppable momentum for the city's revitalization." - (Photo / Amy Spangler) "His leadership encouraged us all to think and act more expansively, more imaginatively, more generously and more effectively than we would have had he not shown us the way. York and the region that surrounds it is a much better place than it would have been had we not had the privilege of sharing that place with Louis Appell.” - (Photo / Submitted) “He has been the role model and champion for the creation, cultivation and growth of fundamental economic development across York County. His legacy and his presence will be felt forever here in York.” - (Photo / Amy Spangler) "He truly wanted to make the world a better place. Louis knew the strength of our community was tied directly to the quality of life in York and was so thoughtful in the contributions he made. His legacy will live on in the countless programs and organizations he supported and in the lives of the people he touched on so many levels." - (Photo / Submitted) “Louis Appell was downtown York’s biggest supporter and cheerleader. Downtown Inc recognized him with a lifetime achievement ‘Downtown First Award’ in 2010. We will miss his leadership and commitment to the City we all love, but will continue the work that he started.” - (Photo / Amy Spangler) “He was just so gracious, helpful and guiding. It was a true mentoring, supportive role that he played for me. I was certainly intimidated when I first met him, but he lessened that. The York community will go on, but he will be greatly missed.” - (Photo / Amy Spangler) "Saddened to hear of Louis Appell's passing. A man who did well and did so much good." - (Photo / Amy Spangler) “If you loved York as much as he did, and you were willing to work for it as hard as he did, you would benefit from his support. He knew he wasn’t immortal and he wanted to help build future leaders in the community. He knew you couldn’t have a one-horse town, there had to be a community of leadership. There are a lot of people who benefited from his quiet support.” - (Photo / Amy Spangler) “He took me under his wing. Ever since then, he's been incredibly inspirational to me. I bought (York Wallcoverings) when I was 31 (in 1980). He just told me about how to care for my employees, and that is something which has stayed with me ever since.” - (Photo / Amy Spangler) "His generosity of spirit for the York community which he loved is legendary. His vision, hopes and dreams for York's future can be seen in every corner, of our city - in our neighborhoods, in our parks, and in our business community." - (Photo / Amy Spangler)

Also Popular on CPBJ

Write to the Editorial Department at editorial@cpbj.com

Leave a Comment

test

Please note: All comments will be reviewed and may take up to 24 hours to appear on the site.

Post Comment
View Comment Policy

Comments

close