Steven M. SpencerSeptember 27,2013
Steven M. SpencerSteven M. Spencer
BENNINGTON — Steven M. Spencer, 74 , died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at his residence.
He was born June 7, 1940, in Bennington, the son of Glenn and Hazel (Boullais) Spencer.
He received his education in Bennington, and was a graduate of Bennington High School.
Following high school, he served in the U.S. Navy.
He married the former Carolyn Hart on Sept. 12, 1964, in Bennington. She died Dec. 25, 2007.
For many years he was employed as a machinist at the Union Carbide Corporation in Bennington, from which he retired.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.
He was a member of the Hale Mountain Rod and Gun Club in Shaftsbury. He also enjoyed four-wheeling and was a member of VASA.
Survivors include a son, Chad Spencer and a daughter, Shelley Sherman, both of Bennington; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Gail Sawyer of Essex Junction; and a brother, Mark Spencer of Bennington.
The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.
Burial with military honors will take place at Park Lawn Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hale Mountain Rod and Gun Club through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1249 AD, ANDRE of LONGJUMEAU is dispatched by LOUIS IX of France to meet the KHAGAN, ruler of the Mongol Empire; in 1804, during 1st Barbary War, STEPHEN DECATUR scuttles the pirate-held USS Philadelphia in Tripoli.