Marlborough – William F. “Bill” Spitzer, 80, of Marlborough, passed away Feb. 19, 2021 due to complications from COVID.
Bill has always been involved in many activities such as an AMVET ambulance driver, his own home security safety system business, and a constable to name a few.
After high school graduation, Bill served over three years in the U.S. Air Force. His duties were primarily in the establishment of the missile program in Okinawa.
He retired from a lifelong career managing and developing TV stations in many major markets along the East Coast.
He enjoyed woodworking and home improvement projects both at his own homes and helping his children with theirs. Always creating, improving, and repairing things at home and at the workplace.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Annette M (Castelluccio) Spitzer of Marlborough; three children, Cynthia Kennedy of New Jersey, Suzette Spitzer of Northborough, and Paul Spitzer and his wife Kelly of Marlborough; seven grandchildren, Shaun, Zachary, Christopher, Alexandra, Abigail, Charlie, and Brady; one great-child, Crew; two sisters, Alice McCrae of Nebraska and Janet Spitzer of New Jersey; a brother, Leonard Spitzer, also of New Jersey; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Irene Spitzer, and three brothers, Richard Spitzer, Arthur Spitzer, and Fredrick Spitzer Jr., his twin.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 4-6 p.m., in the Short and Rowe Funeral Home, 95 W. Main St., Marlborough. A burial with military honors will be held in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. A memorial funeral Mass will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to the Salvation Army, his favorite charity.