George B. Spoor - March 29, 2010

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RAVENA – George B. Spoor, 82 of Ravena, passed away on Monday March 29, 2010. George was born and lived in Ravena. George was a Navy Seabee attached to the 5th Marines in the South Pacific and helped clean up Nagasaki.

         After the Navy, George served a 4-year apprenticeship under his father with Spoor Construction until 1962. He then went into construction, building chimneys all over the country including the Ravena cement plant. After that, he went to Arizona to drive truck for Dealers Transit and Roadway. He then came back home and was a self-employed carpenter.  George was a Ministerial Servant of Jehovah’s Witnesses and a member of the construction crew that built Kingdom Halls professionally.  

         George was predeceased by his parents, Newton and Kathleen Spoor. Survivors include his wife, Sally Spoor; children, Newton (Beth) Spoor, Richard (Walton) Spoor, Jim Spoor, Elizabeth Spoor, and Diane (Paul) Troilo; step children, William Darlington III, David Darlington, Barbara (Kerry) Thompson, Gregory (Liah) Darlington, and Theresa (Bill) Bulmer; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

         Graveside services will be held at Chestnut Lawn Cemetery on Friday April 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home on Thursday April 1, from 4 to 7 PM. Contributions in memory of George may be made to the Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.