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George R. Spiecker

November 12, 1933 ~ November 25, 2018 (age 85)
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George R. Spiecker,  85, of the Morgan section of Sayreville, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Born and raised in South Amboy, he resided in Morgan since 1963, but always regarded South Amboy as home.

He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1952. In his youth he played semi-pro baseball, fought in the Golden Gloves, and obtained his private pilot’s license. He honorably served in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers from 1954 to 1956. Following his discharge, he married his High School sweetheart Dorothy “Dixie” Connors. In 1957 he joined the I.B.E.W. Local Union 456, and began a five year apprenticeship in the electrical trade. In 1963 he was employed as a Foreman by Beach Electric Co. in East Orange. He remained with and advanced within the company to various positions of responsibility, retiring in 1993 as President.

Travel was George’s passion, especially with his best friend and wife, Dixie. Over the years they toured all fifty states, Mexico, and the Providences of Canada, from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, and as far north as the Yukon. Together they visited twenty countries, mostly in Europe, South and Central America. He claimed to be happiest with the open road in front of him.

George was an avid follower of Rutgers football and basketball and was a member of the Scarlet R Club. During his retirement he authored three books, Jill, The Wayward Wind, and When We Meet Again, which he dedicated to his loved ones. Truly the family Patriarch, he was an excellent provider, leader, and “rock” who was always ready to help others. He will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved him.

He was predeceased by his parents Theodore Spiecker and Helen Mearing. Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years Dorothy Spiecker of Morgan; his children and their spouses: Kevin Spiecker and Linda of Holland, PA, Darryl Spiecker and April of Toms River, Kenneth Spiecker and Susan of Sayreville, Laurie Bebkowicz of Sayreville, Debra Xanthos and Stephen of Manahawkin, and Scott Spiecker of Helmetta; 14 grandchildren and their spouses: Jason (Anna), Daniel, Eric (Victoria),Tara, Christian, Travis, Alyssa, Thomas, and Jessica Spiecker, Allen Lockwood (Kelly), Nicole Mickievicz, Jeffrey and Christopher Clark and Brittany Bebkowicz; 6 great-grandchildren: Caroline, Josef, Hayden, Milla, Wilder, and Bridger; his brother Larry Mearing and wife Rita and sisters: Karen Sposato, Joyce Webber, and Jean Sleater; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Funeral services will be held on Friday November 30, 2018 at 8:30am from The Gundrum Service “Home For Funerals” 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by a 9:15am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church. Interment will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Parlin. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kindred at Home Hospice, 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 1400, Atlanta Georgia 30339.

 

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