Quincy A. Spear, 73

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Marlborough – Quincy A. Spear, 73, died at home Tuesday March 1, 2011 after being stricken ill. He was the husband of the late Kathleen C. “Kay” (Klammer) Spear, who died in 2010.

He leaves his son, Christopher A. Spear and his wife, Emily, of Frederick, Md., and a sister, Betty Lou Whitmore of Salisbury, Md. He was the brother of the late Edward L. Spear.

Born in Weymouth, son of the late Irving L. and Thelma A. (Adams) Spear, he had lived in Marlborough for most of his life. He was a graduate of Huntington Prep School in Boston and Don Bosco Technical High School of Boston.

Mr. Spear was a salesman for Sears for over 35 years at Solomon Pond Mall and previously at the Natick Mall.

He was a ham radio operator for many years with the call sign of KIZER. He was a member of the Algonquin Ham Amateur Radio Club and the Marlborough Civil Defense, as well as a former member of the Air National Guard of Massachusetts. He helped in organizing the Ham Radio Flea Market and also the Ham Radio Operators Field Day. You could always find Quincy with his fellow Civil Defense members, helping the Marlborough Police with communications during the Labor Day Parade every year. In addition, he enjoyed being an amateur landscaper and boating.

Funeral services were held March 5 from the John P. Rowe Funeral Home of Marlborough, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery to be held at a later date in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to either Buddy Dog Humane Society Inc., 151 Boston. Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776 or to a charity of one's own choice.