APPA, Donald ( -1959), drowned after falling off the pier at Emerald Bay, Santa Catalina Island. Appa was 43 years old.
In the News~
October 8, 1959 [San Pedro News Pilot]: “ Drowned in fall. Avalon—Standing on the dock, waiving farewell to a departing boat, a man fell into the water and drowned. Donald Appa, 43, caretaker at nearby Emerald Bay, was waving to a friend, longshoreman Tom Silva Wednesday.”