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Spencer J. Alves

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Spencer J. Alves Obituary
Spencer John Alves, age 65, died unexpectedly Feb. 5, 2014, at Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth. Born in Plymouth, Nov. 9, 1948, he was a son of Eunice (Jesse) Alves of Plymouth and the late John Alves. He was educated in Plymouth and following his graduation he continued to take various courses expanding his technological expertise. He entered the U.S. Air Force Nov. 1, 1969, where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. For many years, Mr. Alves lived in various parts of the U.S., from Arkansas to Fla., to Calif., and back to Plymouth. He had worked as a quality controller for ESI. Having moved back to his hometown of Plymouth 12 years ago, he was a talented marksman and was a member of the Plymouth Rod and Gun Club. He was creative as an artist and worked on Computer Aided Drafting. Mr. Alves was also a Whovian and enjoyed sci-fi. But most importantly, he was dedicated to his family and friends. Besides leaving his mother Eunice, he was the longtime companion of Diane Fortner with whom he made his home; and loving father of Michael Alves and his wife Kimberly of Pensacola, Fla., and Shannon Alves and her husband James Mock of Escondido, Calif. He was also the beloved brother of Brian Alves of Kingston, Nancy OConnell of Plymouth and the late Daniel Danny Alves. He was the cherished grandfather of Brittney, Kaylee, Johnny and Vada; and great-grandfather of 2. The memorial service will take place Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Cartmell Funeral Home. Donations in his memories may be made to the www.woundedwarriersproject.org. For online guest book and directions, see www.cartmellfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Feb. 8, 2014
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