OBITUARY

Jerome Herbert Spector

March 28, 1939November 9, 2020

Jerome (Jerry) H Spector of Palm Coast, Florida went to God (Elohim) on November 9, 2020 at the Stuart F Meyer Hospice House following months of health issues. He fought hard but God decided it was time for him to go home. He has been a resident of Palm Coast for 26 years. Jerry was born to Morris and Sylvia Spector on March 28, 1939 in Philadelphia, PA. Jerry attended Temple University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. Jerry was first in his class of Temple Business School and awarded membership to the International Honor Society for accounting, finance and information systems - Beta Alpha Psi. His career included successful positions in many financial institutions culminating as CFO of American Presidents Shipping Line where he led a successful turnaround of the APDS business that led to its eventual sale to Hub Group. A friend and colleague related the following: Jerry always called it like he saw it. The buck always stopped with Jerry. He took responsibility and always did what was right by the people he worked for, and those that worked for him. He was an incredible team player and someone who was never politically correct, but always kind, compassionate and caring to everyone he knew. In short, he was someone that you could depend on. He was someone who always took the time to mentor those around him, and was confident in his ability and knowledge, but always open to listening to other opinions. Jerry served in the United States Army in Saigon. Jerry served as the fervent patriot he was and continued to be throughout his life. Jerry loved golf and was a member of Hammock Dunes Country Club for over 20 years. He always claimed “I played terribly but I looked great!” Jerry was an accomplished percussionist having beeb instructed by his father - a well know percussionist with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra and Broadway show orchestras. Jerry’s love of music continued throughout his life. One of his joys was attending Broadway shows, concerts and operas with his Peggy. Jerry loved to travel and he and Peggy traveled and cruised all over the world. He celebrated life and gave everything he had to enjoying it. Jerry was a quiet philanthropist giving financial aid to anyone he heard about that needed a helping hand. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jimmy and his late wife Cathy. He leaves his grieving wife/life partner Peggy, his loving children , grandchildren and his beloved puppy Moishe.His big smile that filled his entire face, his sense of humor, love of music and generous spirit will be sorely missed. ‘Alav ha-shalom’ ‘Peace be upon him.’ A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Flagler Humane Society. flaglerhumanesociety.org Arrangements are in the care and trust of the Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home in Flagler Beach. For online condolences go to Craigflaglerpalms.com

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Victor Thadhani

November 20, 2020

No words can describe this irreplaceable loss.
A kind and generous human being who will truly be missed.
We at Shopper's Haven will always treasure his generosity and friendship that he had with the entire team.
Much strength and guidance to Peggy.
May he Rest In Peace

James Fahy

November 18, 2020

Jerry was an amazing guy. Have many memories of Thanksgiving with his brother Jimmy, his son Richard and his daughter Debbie and the Fahy’s. I remember one time when Jerry pulled over in his car while we were in the back seat right behind a tractor trailer pulled over on the side of the road. With no explanation to us, he walked up to the cab of the truck and berated the driver who was sleeping on the side of the road during the day. He was a company driver and truck that was part of his organization. Tenacious, loving and very very funny is how I remember Jerry. Rest In Peace.

MICHAEL PARRISH

November 17, 2020

Words can not express how greatful I am to have been given the opportunity to meet and spend time with Jerry. I do not think I have ever met a kinder gentle soul. Jerry always took time and showed interest in my life and when he spoke to you it was apparent he cared. He was a beacon of hope for humanity. He loved those around him even if they were just workers. He brightened my life and those that work with me as well as my family. He worried so much about my eating and smoking habits. Jerry you will truly be missed by me. You from above will be an angelic angel watching over all of us that had the privelege to call you our friend.

joseph bucci

November 15, 2020

Upon meeting Jerry for the very first time while working in his home he noticed that my phone was almost totally destroyed but still working. I told him it happened shortly after I bought it and on principle and because I am cheep when it comes to phones it was going to remain in that condition. He smiled and looked me directly in the eyes and said " You deserve to have nice things." He quickly called over to Peggy and asked her to order me a new IPhone. Of course I said no no no.... that phone is crazy expensive. He then told me "you must have a glass of wine with me".... and we did .... and oh it was good. I have shared that story many times before this and will continue to share it forever. A kindness and generosity like that is rare .... and to a complete stranger.... I will never forget.

Debra Williams

November 13, 2020

I am just heartbroken over the loss of my Daddy. I am so glad you are finally out of pain and are at peace. I will always love you and carry a piece of you in my heart...

I’m beyond devastated I couldn’t be there to say goodbye but am glad you had Peggy to care for you..

I have so much more to say but the grief is just too hard right now...

I will be forever thankful for you bringing me into this world. Rest peacefully in your world and we shall meet again...

I love you so much!

Debra


Kimberly Burns

November 13, 2020

Words cannot describe the amazing man Jerry was and will always be. His legacy, love, compassion and guidance was an amazing influence in my family's life. One of the greatest memories we've had of Jerry and Peggy was when my family and I were graciously invited by them to Lincoln Center to see the New York Philharmonic. It was a truly glorious evening. We always loved hearing stories about Jerry's experience playing percussion as a child and the amazing musician his father was. Our son who is a musician and daughter who is an artist received so much accolades, knowledge and guidance from this great man. Know that you will always be loved, missed and thought of. You will always live in our hearts and we will never forget you.

Debby Campbell

November 13, 2020

Such a wonderful man, boss and mentor. He will surely be missed by those who loved him. Prayers to his family and friends. He will remain in my thoughts forever.

Richard Spector

November 13, 2020

I hope you find the peace you deserve. Thank you for the memory you created for Sophia. She will treasure that experience forever. She will miss you Pop Pop.

22@@22😒4222222222Betty Lou (Spector ) Elcenko

November 12, 2020

I was Jerome’s second wife. I fell in love with him at IU International. We married in 1976. We had his two children with us. We moved to Buffalo with associates to further his career. We had much happiness for many years in center city phl margate nj and buffalo. We parted ways in 1982. We maintained our love until his passing this week.

I am proud and thankful that the kids Debra (Zane), Richard (Kathy, and our Sophia) continue to love each other in our ways. Words cannot express my love for his late brother Jimmy.

Jerome be at peace. Peggy thank you for you kind care......Mousch Morris, the cutest dog......daddy is ok.....take care of Peg.

love with a heavy heart.....BL

Jaime Edwards

November 12, 2020

I am so glad I got to meet you and Peggy. You are very special people. Rest in peace, Jerry!

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