SPREYER, FREDERICK CHARLES, JR. Frederick Charles Spreyer, Jr., 72, of Grandview, NY died on February 18, 2015, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, following a sudden cardiac arrest. Mr. Spreyer, known as Rick, was born on January 2, 1943, the son of the late Frederick Charles Spreyer, Sr. and Shirley Spreyer Murray. Throughout his life, Rick lived in a variety of places including New York, Cape Cod, Washington D.C., and Hawaii. He was, however, a native West Havener and maintained many long time friendships. Rick attended Choate Rosemary Hall School and George Washington University. He held BS and MA degrees in English Literature from Southern Connecticut State University. He was a writer, a teacher and the founder of Lore Communications, a firm offering public affairs services to companies involved in environment and energy related issues. Early in his career he was Vice President of Pacific Resources, Inc., a Honolulu-based oil and gas company and later he directed the State of Hawaii’s Business and Economic Development office in Washington, D.C. He was also a consultant to the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and worked for the US Department of Energy. He leaves his wife of 27 years, Janice Perlman, a brother, Richard (Nancy) Spreyer, a sister, Jeanie (Louis) Cedrone, two nephews, a niece, and six grandnephews all from West Haven. Rick’s West Haven family has planned a Memorial to be held on Saturday, March 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Church St., West Haven. For online condolences please visit www.westhavenfuneral.com
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Published by The New Haven Register from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2015.