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Spies, Robert W.

December 27, 2012 by Ellen Jarus Hanley

CHESHIRE - Robert W. Spies, 70, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Mercy Suburban Hospital in East Norriton, Pa. He was the husband of Eileen (Enright) Spies.

He was born on December 13, 1942 in New Haven, son of the late Robert Howard and Clara Marie (Pinaglia) Spies.

Bob was a graduate of West Haven High School and a veteran of the United States Army.

He was a communicant of Church of the Epiphany, where he was an Usher for the 4 p.m. Mass, and a volunteer for the Friends Feeding Friends Soup Kitchen in Waterbury.

Bob was a great guy, ask anyone. He was a long-time participant of the PARS study at YNHH for Parkinsons Disease Research. He was an avid golfer, who enjoyed planning events and playing with his long-time friends who shared the same passion for the sport. Along with his love of golf, Bob also enjoyed his monthly poker game

Bob was devoted to his family and actively participated in supporting his children’s dreams, helping them to obtain their goals, and paved the path for their successes. He adored his grandchildren and they adored him; they were “buddies.” He truly loved his wife of 43 years and was looking forward to celebrating their 44 years of marriage together in April.

Besides his wife, Robert is survived by a daughter, Meredith and her husband Claus Albrecht of Conshohocken, Pa.; a son, Justin Spies of King of Prussia, Pa.; a sister, Mary Smeriglio of Guilford; and two grandchildren, Lucas Robert, and Spencer Marco Albrecht.

Robert’s funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from The Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., to Church of the Epiphany, 1750 Huckins Rd., Cheshire, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Bridget's Cemetery, Higgins Rd., Cheshire. Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends Feeding Friends Soup Kitchen via Church of the Epiphany. To view these arrangements online, send a condolence, or light a memorial candle, please visit

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