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Obituary for John Louis Spaldo Jr.

John Louis  Spaldo Jr.
John Louis Spaldo, Jr., 70, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on October 24, 1945 in New Jersey to the late John Spaldo, Sr. and Amelia Dean Spaldo.

He graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan High School in Bridgewater, NJ, in 1963. He attended Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois, majoring in political science, and in 1975 received his Masters’ Degree in Higher Education Administration from the George Washington University. He also served in the US Army in Korea as an intelligence analyst.

On March 6, 1976, John married Debra Mentzer in Nokesville, VA and their daughter Maren (Spaldo) Kench was born on May 18, 1982. He began working at George Mason University in 1981 and retired as the Associate Vice President of University Operations in 2008. John enjoyed reading a good book, especially if it was related to US history. He loved spending time with his family and friends while gathering around a favorite television show, watching a baseball game or traveling.

John is survived by his wife Debra, his daughter Maren, and her husband Josh Kench, his Siamese cat LouLou, his niece Nicole LaRossa Ginieczki, his brother-in-law Dr. Robert Mentzer, Jr., sister-in-law Monika Mentzer, nephews Markus Mentzer and Stefan Mentzer and niece Vicki LaRossa Karlson.

His beloved sister Virginia Spaldo LaRossa, brother-in-law Dr. Don LaRossa and niece Wendy LaRossa Ciatto predeceased him.

A service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, April 15, 2016 in the Greenwich Presbyterian Church, 15305 Vint Hill Rd., Nokesville, VA 20181.

A reception will be held immediately following the service at Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant, 15120 Washington St., Haymarket, VA 20169.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations in John’s memory:

VA Siamese Cat Rescue Center
366 Meander Run Rd.
Locust Dale, VA 22948

Popcorn Park Zoo Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
P.O. Box 43
Forked River, NJ 08731-0043

Interment will be private and at a later date.

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