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 in 1776, as Nathan Hale is hanged by British military authorities for spying, he utters his famous last words — or does he? In 1975, Sara Jane Moore attempts to kill President Gerald R. Ford in San Francisco.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Patrick McArdle reports and the theft of an $89,000 shotgun, police release a video of the Monday Castleton robbery, O'Gorman reports a lawsuit by a local man claiming his vehicle unlawfully seized, police leave him in cold.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Giles Corey of Salem, Mass., is pressed to death during the Salem witch trials; on this day in 1952, film comedian Charlie Chaplin, while traveling to England, is denied re-entry into the United States by U.S. attorney general.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Dutch father of microbiology Antonie van Leeuwenhoek discovers the existence of one-celled organisms; in 1967, The Doors are booked to play the Ed Sullivan show; in 1858, freedom fighter Dred Scott dies on this day in St. Louis.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: No money this year for western rail project, Lola Aiken memorialized in Montpelier, Supreme Court Castleton murder suspect will remain in jail, Shaftbury man fires shots from his AK-47 into neighbor's home.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev arrives in U.S. for historic 13-day visit; in 1987, Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign nuclear reduction agreement.