Rudolf Karl Spitzer

10 July, 193512 February, 2021

Rudolf Karl Spitzer of Boiling Springs Lakes has gone home to his beautiful wife, Amanda, on Friday, February 12th. Rudolf was born in Berlin, Germany in July of 1935. As a boy, he and his family survived the bombings of World War II. Those events would have a great impact on him. He became a master carpenter, eventually building his own sailboat. Rudolf was also a master gardener whose flowers would be admired by many people. He could fix and modify anything to perfection and was an avid photographer. Rudolf and Amanda, from Alzenau, Bavaria, emigrated to the United States in the late 1950’s with two sons, Thomas and Markus. They would welcome his mother, Antonio, daughter Ursula, and son Joseph would soon follow. Rudolf became a successful businessman, settling in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna River became the family playground. He and Amanda would refer to that area as “their little Hawaii.” The rolling hills were a happy reminder of Germany. Employment took them to North Carolina and retirement to Boiling Spring Lakes. Rudolf’s hobbies included radio control cars, boats, and planes. Gardening and working with tractors were also passions. Rudolf and Amanda are survived by: Thomas and Gayle Spitzer, Markus and Katherine Spitzer, Joseph E. Spitzer and Ursula Spitzer Wight. Grandchildren: Lukas, Derek, Jakob, Tammy, Laurie, Debbie, and Billy. Many warm thanks to Hospice of Brunswick County and the fine caregivers of NHRMC in Wilmington.

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Rudolf Karl Spitzer

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Gerhard Haas

1 March 2021

My wife, Amanda and I have have very memories of Rudy, whom we first meet at Jowat in June 1989. I worked with him until his retirement and we have a lot of nice memories going out on his boat together with his wife to waterski and later on, on "Das Boot" in the Wilmington area. He was a good man and will be missed.

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