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William S. Spacer

February 20, 1922 - May 22, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date May 25, 2017

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William S. Spacer, 95, passed away on May 22, 2017. He was born February 20, 1922 in Watertown, NY to the late John and Elsie (Pirher) Spacer.

After graduating from high school in Everett, MA he joined the US Army Air Force in October 1942 and trained as radio operator/mechanic performing anti-submarine patrols in the O-52 Owl and B-24 Liberator. He transitioned to the B-29 Superfortress and was preparing to deploy to the Far East when World War II ended. He remained in the Air Force Reserve until January 1952. Following active duty, he trained and received a technical degree in chemistry. Following a long career in the rubber industry, he retired as technical director of Buckeye Rubber Products (Lima, OH) in 1987. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church.

He is survived by two sons, William S. Spacer Jr., Bruce M. (Lisa) Spacer, and his granddaughter Lauren Spacer. He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen G. Spacer, his older brother John Spacer, his twin sister Ann Willing, and his wife of 53 years Anne V. Spacer (nee McNamara). In 2007, he married Wilma Brentlinger who survives him.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.

Funeral services will follow the visitation at 12:00 Noon on Thursday with Father Kent Kaufman officiating.

Interment will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com

 

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