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John Louis Spaldo, Jr., October 24, 1945 - April 9, 2016.
Born in New Jersey to the late John Spaldo, Sr. and Amelia Dean Spaldo.
Graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan High School in Bridgewater, NJ, in 1963, 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.
I met John somewhere around 1957 or so when Roy Lieberman and I became friends and John lived across the street from Roy.
Always refined and polite and intelligent, he became a kind of role model or goal for me in my life, although I've never reached some of the heights and accomplishments he did.
RIP, John, and if anyone knows what the hell ever happened to Roy, please let me know, ok? Thanks!