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Richard P. SPELMAN


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Richard P. SPELMAN Obituary


Dedicated husband, father, grandfather, uncle and mentor, Richard Patrick Spelman died on December 22, 2013 at his home in Savannah, GA under the care of Hospice Savannah with his devoted wife of 50 years, Patricia Ann Spelman and son Chris Spelman by his side. Rich was born in Port Chester, NY on March 3, 1940, grew up in Mamaroneck, graduated Blessed Sacrament High School receiving their athletic award for best athlete (Football, Basketball & Baseball) and attended the University of Dayton, OH. He served in the Army until July 1968. Rich married Patricia in 1963 settling in New Rochelle, NY; Sparta, NJ and So. Windsor, CT; before retiring to Savannah, GA. Besides his wife, Rich is survived by his two children, daughter Gayle Spelman and son Chris Spelman w/ his wife Becky Spelman and three grandchildren: Abigail, Paige & Joe; as well as his brother Bill Spelman and his children: Bill, Michael & Karen and his brother Paul Spelman with his wife Minna Spelman and their sons Lawrence and David and their respective families. Rich completed his 30+ year career in the beverage industry as VP & GM of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of NY. Upon his retirement to The Landings at Skidaway Island, Rich joined the Southside Fire Department and received the 2011 Fireman of the Year Award. Rich was an avid golfer and Yankees, Giants & UConn Huskies fan. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, December 26 at St. James Catholic Church, Savannah at 11 AM. Memorial Donations may be made in his memory to Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Hospital, Southside Fire Dept. or Hospice Savannah. Please sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 25, 2013
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