William M. Spekhardt Sr. (Bill), of Mainlands in Pinellas Park, FL, passed away on September 20, 2019 at the age of 87. Beloved husband for over 62 years to Phyllis Cox Spekhardt, and loving, devoted father to six children.
Bill was born to Mary (Bosczo) and Michael Spekhardt of Union, NJ, on September 16, 1932. Bill was a proud alumni of Seton Hall University, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree and MBA. He honorably served his country with the United States Army Military Police from 1954-1956 in Ft. Knox, KY. Bill served his community as the owner and operator of the family business, Spekhardt Furniture and Upholstery Inc., in Union, NJ for over 30 years. Bill was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church, and a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. After retiring in 1987, Bill enjoyed travelling with his wife Phyllis, hunting with his sons and spending quality “Pa” time with his grandchildren.
Bill Spekhardt is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife Phyllis, children William Spekhardt Jr., Mary Beth S. O’Boyle, Margaret S. Frick, Michael Spekhardt, Irene S. Greenman, and Maureen S. Hansen, 18 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 4 2019 from 4-8pm at Bradley, Haeberle, and Barth at 1100 Pine Ave, Union, NJ. Funeral services will be held on October 5, 2019 at 10am at St. Joseph’s RC Church in Maplewood, NJ.