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Donald P. Spalding Jr.

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Donald P. Spalding, Jr., 93, Erie, died Sunday, February, 17, 2013 at the Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center. He was born in Baltimore, Md. on April 25, 1919, a son of the late Donald P. Spalding, Sr. and Mildred (Camp) Spalding. Donald served in the W.W. II. as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army â€" Pacific Theater in Hawaii and Okinawa. He was a graduate of California Institute of Technology, attended M.I.T. and Oregon State University. Employed at the Erie General Electric as an electrical engineer for 34 years. He was a member of the Simpson â€" Cascade United Methodist Church, was treasurer of their foundation and trustee, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and also a former member of the Erie Yacht Club. He was active in the Boy Scouts, enjoyed sailing, woodworking, photography, astronomy, geology and was an avid reader. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Bishop) Spalding. He is survived by two sons, John D. Spalding and his wife, Donna Livant of Ann Arbor, Mich. and James A. Spalding and his wife, Anna of Ossian, Ind. Grandchildren, Audrey Rhobie Spalding, Charles Livant Spalding, Megan Elizabeth Spalding, Matthew James Spalding and Melanie Ann Spalding. A brother, William Spalding and his wife, Marjorie of San Diego, Calif. Friends may call at the Merle E. Wood Funeral Home, Inc., 215 W 25th Street, on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and with further visiting Friday at the Simpson â€"Cascade United Methodist Church, 2213 Sassafras St., from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at the church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ray Speakman, officiating. Send condolences to www.merlewoodfh.com Burial will be in Erie Cemetery. Memorials contributions may be made to the Simpson â€" Cascade United Methodist Church Foundation, 2213 Sassafras St., Erie, PA 16502 or the .

Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 20, 2013
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