David John Spellman

September 22, 1938November 27, 2018

David John Spellman, 80, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Originally from New York City, Dave joined the United States Marine Corps after high school and served as an Embassy Guard in Cairo, Egypt. It was there that he met his wife, Stephanie, who was working for the US State Dept. They were married 57 years. After returning to the States, Dave worked as a chemical supply salesmen until retiring in 2000. He was very active in his community as president of several HOAs, a long time member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a volunteer at Micah Ecumenical Ministries. He enjoyed sports, especially fishing, baseball and football, and was active in both his son’s and grandson’s sporting events. Dave is survived by his wife, Stephanie; his daughter, Leslie Tignor (John); his son, David F. Spellman; his granddaughter, Rachel Hall (David); his grandsons, David J. Tignor, and Carey B. Tignor (Maria); his sister, Irene Goomishin; and his brother, William Spellman. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 2 at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 3 at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church followed by a light reception in the Parish Life Center. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery.


  • Micah Ecumenical Ministries
  • St. Mary Catholic Church


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 3, 2018

David John Spellman

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Bill Stanson

February 7, 2019

I am so sorry to just now learning of the passing of Dave. I have known and worked with Dave via the Marine Embassy Guard Association that he was a proud member of. It saddens me that I and the organization did not know of his passing and we were not there to support you and the family and honor his service to the United States Marine Corps and as a MEGA member. Please know that Dave is in our memories.

Patricia Woolridge

November 28, 2018

I only met Mr. Spellman once and that was earlier this year. I immediately liked him and was charmed by his smile. He and Mrs. Spellman were so friendly I was sorry that we didn't get to visit longer. The Angels must be rejoicing over his arrival. May the memories of a lifetime comfort you at this time. Telling stories and celebrating his life with laughter will help lift your heart in the days, weeks to come. I know your strong faith will give comfort too. May God bless the entire Spellman family.