Thomas S. Spinanger, Haddonfield Resident, Vietnam Vet, Dies at 71

A private service will be held Friday.

Kain-Murphy Funeral Services of Haddonfield.
Kain-Murphy Funeral Services of Haddonfield.

Thomas S. Spinanger, 71, a Haddonfield resident for the past 34 years, died Friday.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 48 years, Valerie(nee Urbanowitz); father of Victoria Spinanger (Andrew Holtsbery) of Syracuse, NY, brother of Carol Ivins of Doylestown, PA and Susan Stevens of NJ; brother-in-law of Kathryn Keller of Springfield and Theodore Urbanowitz (Gladys) of Moorestown; uncle of several nieces including Julia and Claire Keller and great uncle of a niece and nephew.

Mr. Spinanger graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA with a degree in Electrical Engineering. During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army as a 1st lieutenant. Mr. Spinanger began his career in electrical power engineering and project management at GE (1964-1975) in Philadelphia.

He continued his career from 1975 to 2001 at ABB in North Brunswick and from 2001 until his retirement in 2011 at Boeing in Ridley Park, PA.  He was a world traveler and visited Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Sweden, England, Scotland and Switzerland primarily for business, but also for pleasure when his wife accompanied him. He was also an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  He was licensed professional engineer in PA.

Mr. Spinanger’s family will hold a private service Friday at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield; where military honors and a family reminiscence service will follow. His family plans a public memorial service in the spring at their other residence in Upper Black Eddy, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Spinanger’s name to the AWA Development Office, 509 Centennial Boulevard, Voorhees, NJ 08043 or via www.awanj.org


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