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Howard W.M. Spencer

February 27, 1921November 11, 2020

HOWARD WILLIAM ‘MICHAEL’ SPENCER

FEBRUARY 27, 1921 - NOVEMBER 11, 2020

A Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather...

Born in 1921 in Youngsville, Pennsylvania, Mike joined the Army Air Corps and was assigned to a P-47 fighter group supporting General Patton’s European campaign. Leading his squadron through battles over Bastogne, Remagen, and the infamous Metz bunkers. Ninety–three missions later, after fighting in the most difficult battles of the war, he earned ‘The Distinguished Flying Cross’ and ‘The French Legion of Honour’.

He married Casey, his wartime sweetheart whom he romanced through letters from the front. After returning from the war, he earned a degree at Wharton School of Business, Mike quickly rose to executive leadership in the Chemical industry with companies in the United States, Australia, Holland, and Hong Kong, and finally retiring in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida. Sadly he lost Casey, his wife of 62 years in 2008.

Mike enjoyed golf, traveling, daily exercise, playing piano and learning languages. He lectured on World War II, and at age 95, he wrote his biography ‘One Man’s Journey’ where he shared his secrets on how to enjoy old age.

Mike is survived by his children, Gina McClinton, (her husband Mac), Tom Spencer, (his wife Amanda) Patricia Spencer-Herttua, (her husband Jon), his grandchildren Spencer McClinton, Ginny Bowden, (her husband Wyn), Addison Spencer and great-granddaughter Virginia Hayes Bowden.

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Lore Kruger

November 22, 2020

Michael , you are missed you are in my thoughts and prayers . Death cannot and will not destroy my love for you , it is eternal . Go fly with the angels and find peace your forever friend /companion Lore

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