In Memoriam
Tom Spruck
1/83rd Artillery (1970)

Rest in Peace

 

 

Thomas F. Spruck (Deceased June 2, 2015)

Veteran of 1/83rd Artillery 1970.

Thomas F. Spruck of Painted Post died June 2nd, 2015 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. He was born March 22nd, 1946 to Thomas and Madalene Spruck.

He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and College of Sante Fe. He married Marilyn Crooker of Caton on December 27th, 1969 at St. Patrick's Church. He served his country in the US Army from 1969-72, including a tour in Vietnam in 1970 as a Forward Observer with 1/83 Field Artillery and as an aviator with 220 Reconnaissance Airplane Company. He worked for the Boy Scouts for 14 years and as a topographer for Etak before retiring in 2000. He was proud of having been on the Site and Design Selection Committee for the Suffolk County Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He loved reading, watching movies, Yankees games and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sons, Sean of Painted Post and Ryan (Jane Rumrill) of Salem, MA; sister, Kim (Bob) Fristoe of Ponca City, OK; granddaughter, Kaelyn Spindler; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents and his daughter, Shannon in 1996.

Private services will be held at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Corning Meals on Wheels or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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