Jon Apprill

Jon Apprill, 40, Carlsbad, CA passed away January 15, 2015.  A visitation will be held 9:30 AM on January 24, 2015 at St. John Francis Regis Church, followed by a memorial mass at 11:00 AM. Jon was born August 10, 1974 in Kansas City, MO. He had an adventurous spirit and a love for the outdoors. Jon excelled at numerous sports including running, cycling, triathlon, rock climbing, skiing, paddle boarding and fly fishing. Jon loved planning and tackling new rock climbing routes throughout the U.S, and touched the lives of many friends along the way. He was very well educated, with BS and MS degrees in materials engineering and his interest in sports medicine drove him to go back to school to receive a doctorate in physical therapy.  Jon was preceded in death by his mother Donna Apprill.  He leaves behind his father Mike Apprill of Raytown, MO, sister and brother-in-law Amy and Aran Mooney of Falmouth, MA, brother and sister-in-law Adam and Carrie Apprill of San Francisco, CA, nephews and nieces; Liam and Alana Mooney and Cooper and Finley Apprill.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Outward Bound, a non-profit wilderness education program, emphasizing strength of character and determination to thrive in life.  Contributions can be made at the church services or directly through the Outward Bound web site:


  1. Manny Rangel on January 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Jon was a good climbing partner, friend and great company. We shared adventures all over Arizona’s rocks. I will carry his smile with me on some adventures in his name. Jon was always up for new challenges and I will miss him even more. RIP amigo.

  2. Lori Kays on January 20, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

  3. Hans Storsberg on January 20, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    really at a loss of words…simply put i am a better person for knowing Jon..he had an infectious personality and even though i only knew him for a short period i will think of him and our conversations for my life time…big loss…condolences to the family and may there be mountains in heaven buddy!

  4. Celia Wobbe on January 21, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Chuck & I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  5. Neil Ellis on January 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Jon was one of the best students I ever taught a Raytown South. He was a dedicated student and pleasure to be around. My deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.

  6. Kathie Schutte on January 21, 2015 at 11:57 am

    My heart is so heavy for you, my friend, and for the rest of your family. Please know that Jim and I are praying that you find peace.
    With our love,
    Kathie & Jim Schutte

  7. Cathy (Harrison) Allie on January 22, 2015 at 12:30 am

    I am grieving this loss along with you, Mike, Amy, and Adam. Enjoyed teaching Jon and his ready smile. So sorry.

  8. michael mcdonough on January 22, 2015 at 7:18 am

    You and your family are in my prayers.
    May God’s Peace be upon Jon and your family at this time and always.

  9. Sheryl Shreve on January 22, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Jon was a wonderful young man, and it was my privilege to be his teacher at Raytown South. This is a great loss. I am so sorry.

  10. Roger McCloud on January 22, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for you and your family.

  11. RRobin and Paul Eaton on January 23, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your son, Jon. You and your family are in our prayers. May God bless your family.
    Robin and Paul Eaton

  12. Dale & Marilyn Ohlde on January 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm


    We were so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Your neighbors,
    Dale & Marilyn

  13. Lori Wilson on January 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    To all of you….I am so sorry for your loss. What an adventurer he was and will continue to be in heaven. Lifting you all up in prayer.

  14. Kristin Kappelmann on January 12, 2016 at 6:35 am

    It’s one year later; you are still remembered.

  15. Chad Parker on May 13, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Your were a great example as to how a friendly attitude can coexist with such a sharp mind. Why the early exit for such a great human? Rest In Peace Jon with one “n”.

  16. Me on December 27, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    My dear cousin-
    Two years have gone by and for me it hasn’t gotten easier, yet. I miss you greatly. I miss just chatting with you. That’s the thing, we may all be spread far apart but there’s always a chance to chat. I know we still chat, just not in the same way. See the hardest is Christmas because all of us were always together since we were kids. I’d wish for one more Christmas with all of us together, one more picture, one more story, one more hug & I love you. I hope you are no longer in pain & climbing all the mountains you never got to. Love you much! -me

  17. Aaron Collins on February 21, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Jon, my heart broke when I heard the news. You were a great friend. You accepted everyone. It just dawned on me that both you and Shelly are gone. We had an amazing time in Indian Creek. You were so much fun to be around you introduced my to Ali G and I never hear George Thorogood without thinking of our trip to Tahquitz. I miss you my friend… RESPECK!!! FOR REALS…

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