Harry Dale Spellman Sr Obituary


Harry Dale Spellman Sr., 91, died at Summa City Hospital on May 20, 2022. He was born July 15, 1930 in Akron, OH to William and Gladys (Pifer) Spellman and married the love of his life , Irene (Scurtie) on July 20, 1950. They were married for 70 years until Irene died in 2021. He missed her dearly and often spoke to others about his desire to find her.

Harry was a hardworking man who loved his family very much and was always generous with them. He showed his love by making sure they had everything they needed whenever possible and by being there for them through all of their ups and downs. Harry often mentioned how he and Irene were blessed by their three good and responsible children. He was also very proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Harry was an Army and Navy veteran. After his military service, his occupations included truck driver, shoe salesman, and computer programmer, and he was a member of Wedgewood United Methodist Church. Harry was generous and always ready to help anyone in need. He was known for his pleasant and teasing ways, which stayed with him until the end and lightened the spirits of everyone he met.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Irene; their son, Harry Spellman Jr.; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, William and sister, Eleanor Schuck. He will be deeply missed by his daughters, Becky (Bob) Waltz and Suzette (Joe) Wolfe; grandchildren, Jeremiah (Carey) Bear, Erin Burtoft, Lauren (Steve) Martin, Joshua (Samantha) Wolfe, Matthew (Kelly) Wolfe, Joseph Wolfe, Caleb Wolfe, Hannah (Justice) Fair and Jacob Wolfe; and 17 great-grandchildren (with another due in July).

Harry’s family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Summa Hospice for the excellent care they provided to him over the last 18 months of his life. He especially loved his nurses, Gina and Mariann, and his assistant, Jeremy, who became like family. And a special thank you to Autumnwood Nursing Home for their loving care.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 27, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Eckard Baldwin Funeral Home and Chapel, 760 E. Market St., with Pastor Joe Burkhardt officiating. Call times will be at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service, from 1 to 2 p.m., with interment at Hillside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wedgewood UMC, 2350 Wedgewood Dr., Akron, OH 44312.

Please share your thoughts and condolences by visiting his wall of tribute to www.eckardbaldwin.com

Posted May 25, 2022

Posted in Akron Beacon Journal


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