OBITUARY

Ralph William Spence Jr.

September 28, 1957February 8, 2019
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Ralph William Spence, Jr., 61, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away in his home on Friday, February 8, 2019. He was the loving husband of Donna Marie (Stankiewicz) Spence. The couple wed in Reading on August 26, 1978 and shared 40 years of marriage.

Born in West Reading on September 28, 1957, Ralph was a son of the late Ralph W., Sr. and Myrtle E. (Schell) Spence. He was a 1975 Reading High School graduate and was employed with Heeby’s Surplus Inc. from 1993 to 2016. At the same time, he was employed with Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center from 2005 to 2016. Prior to that, he was employed with Fritz Moving Co. and Electric Coil Services, Inc.

Ralph enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, watching his nephew, Keith J. Lerch bowl and visiting his bungalow at Peach Bottom. He was an active member of the Jackson Democratic Club and a dedicated Raider’s fan. Ralph was an avid softball player and played for the Pike Café, Shirley’s Café and Jackson Democratic Club.

In addition to his devoted wife, Donna, Ralph is survived by a brother-in-law, Chester “Chettie” H. Stankiewicz, Jr. of Reading and three sisters-in-law, Linda A. (Stankiewicz) Ressler and her companion, Joseph Stoyer of Reading, Susan L. (Stankiewicz) Uhrig and her husband, Joseph of Shillington and Lisa R. (Stankiewicz) Lerch and her husband, Scott L. of Exeter Twp.

Also surviving are many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and countless dear friends.

Ralph is predeceased by his in-laws; Chester H., Sr. and Marie C. (Kilar) Stankiewicz; an uncle and 2nd dad, Donald R. Smith; a sister-in-law, Donna L. (Huyett) Stankiewicz; a nephew, Keith Uhrig and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Services for Ralph will be Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 11am in Auman’s Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading, PA 19606. A viewing will be Thursday in the funeral home from 9 to 11am. Ralph will be laid to rest in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading.

Fond memories and online condolences may be sent to www.AumansInc.com

  • FAMILY

  • Donna Marie (Stankiewicz) Spence, Wife
  • Ralph W. Spence Sr., Father
  • Myrtle E. (Schell) Spence, Mother
  • Chester "Chettie H. Stankiewicz Jr., Brother-in-law
  • Linda A. (Stankiewicz) Ressler, Sister-in-law
  • Joseph Stoyer, Companion of Linda A. (Stankiewicz) Ressler
  • Susan L. (Stankiewicz) Uhrig, Sister-in-law
  • Joseph Uhrig, Brother-in-law
  • Lisa R. (Stankiewicz) Lerch, Sister-in-law
  • Scott L. Lerch, Brother-in-law
  • Ralph is predeceased by his in-laws; Chester H., Sr. and Marie C. (Kilar) Stankiewicz; an uncle and 2nd dad, Donald R. Smith; a sister-in-law, Donna L. (Huyett) Stankiewicz; a nephew, Keith Uhrig and many uncles, aunts and cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and countless dear friends

Services

  • Viewing Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, February 14, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ralph William Spence Jr.

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Michael Hahn

February 12, 2019

I went to junior high school and high school with Ralph after high school we both played softball on various teams
In my opinion Ralph is one hell of human being and a great ball player the rest of us will miss him dearly Rest In Peace my Friend

Bev Schaeffer

February 9, 2019

Donna. Haven’t seen you guys in a long while. So sorry for your loss. Always have good memories of the both of you. Great neighbors. My thoughts and prayers are with you

sherry Vazquez

February 9, 2019

Donna

I’m so sorry for your loss! I will be praying for you!

Love,

Sherry Vazquez

Erika Haas

February 9, 2019

Donna,
On behalf of the entire staff at Auman's Inc. Funeral Home and Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, please accept our sincerest sympathy.
~Erika M. Haas

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