In Memory of




Obituary for Phillip Alonzo Applin

On March 27th, 2024, Phillip Alonzo Applin passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at Maine Medical Center. He was born in Bath on November 5th, 1948, the third son of 5 children. Phillip grew up in Alna and Wiscasset. As a young man he split time between Ft Lauderdale, FL, and Wiscasset. He eventually settled down in Waldoboro. He graduated from Wiscasset High School as a member of the Class of 1967.

Phillip was a kind, humble, selfless, and generous man who lived life to the fullest degree possible and fiercely protected those he loved. He loved going on long road trips with loved ones, enjoyed working in the gardens at his home on Route 32, and if given an opportunity—frolicked in a brisk discussion about politics with friends. Most mornings he could be found at Moody’s Diner with the “coffee crew” stirring his share of shenanigans. He was known for his wry humor and comic timing. He cherished the time he spent helping friends and family. While as a young man he never missed an opportunity for a good time with his inner circle, in his later years you could find him enjoying a good book with his cat, Ruby, in his lap. He is sadly missed by years of friends, family and all that met him.

Phillip was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Ruth (Jones) Applin; his brother James H Applin, and an infant son.

He is survived by his partner of nearly twenty years, Angela Hoch of Waldoboro; two daughters, Melanie Applin Winfrey and her husband Peter of Medfield, MA, and Megan Osinga of Chandler, AZ; three grandchildren, Vivienne and Alonza Winfrey and Samuel Osinga; siblings, John Applin and his wife Pauline of Topsham, Betty Applin of Wiscasset and Bobbie Robinson and her husband Bill of Waldoboro; nieces and nephews, Belinda, Wendy, Chris, Josh, Angie, Candice, Rachel and Arthur; and countless friends and extended family.

A Celebration of Life honoring him will be held this Summer, details forthcoming. Friends and family may join in sharing memories and photos on Phillip’s memory page at