09/20/07 - NNHS Newsletter
Newport News High School Class of 193_
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is yet more sad news this morning. Irving Spooner, former owner of Spooner Salvage, has passed away in Hampton at the age of 93.
From the Daily Press - 09/20/07:
Irving Bernard Spooner
HAMPTON - Irving B. Spooner,
93, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007.
Irving was born in Riga, Latvia, and came to Newport News as a toddler. He was educated in Newport News Public Schools. He graduated from Newport News High School where he excelled in football and was awarded scholarships to several universities throughout Virginia.
Irving was an icon, a self-made man, culminating a life spanning a fulfilling and successful career. He had the blessing of a diverse and devoted family. He built their name and fortune in their salvage company, with his brother-in-law, Bernard S. Victor, for over 65 years in the same locations until recently selling Public Salvage in Hampton.
Irving had a love of classical violin music from early childhood.
|Irving B. Spooner|
He was preceded in death by his wife, Amelia; his parents; a brother and two sisters.
Survivors include many nieces,
nephews and grand-nieces and nephews throughout the United States including
his niece, Bernice Victor Smith, and grand-niece, Ryan Smith of Newport
|I remember buying a "used" car from Spooner's Salvage while attending W&M. My uncle spent most of the summer fixing it up for me. My regards go out to the Spooner family|
(Franklin, TN) - September 20, 2007
|My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.|
(Newport News, VA) - September 20, 2007
|We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.|
cheyenne (n n) -
September 21, 2007
thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have known Mr. Spooner many
years from working with him through Craft Machine Works.
Pam & Bob Brezinski (Hampton)
(Hampton, VA) - September 21, 2007
sympathy goes out to the Spooner family. Mr. Spooner was a fine man that I
have known for over 40 years through doing business with him and Craft
Machine Works. He will be missed by many people.
Craft Machine Works, Inc.
Dannie Schrum (Hampton,
VA) - September 21, 2007
Dear Bernice and Ryan,
I am sorry for the loss of your Uncle and Great Uncle Irving. He certainly lived a long life. My sincere condolence. Joyce Herlands
Joyce Herlands (Las
Vegas, NV) - September 21, 2007
Goodbye Uncle Irving
We shared laughter and tears in Newport News
I hope you and my daddy Harry are having a great time together where ever you are. I raise my glass to have known such a character in life.
Your niece Rochelle Doris Spooner
- September 26, 2007
Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Spooner family and their friends.
From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 09/27/07:
Irving was quite a character in NN along with my father Harry as they were brothers....I hope they are playing cards and having a shot of cc....They were close. Irving will always be remembered -- Spooner Salvage was a landmark in NN...Gone but not forgotten.....
Oh, wow. Thank you, Rochelle - and our deepest sympathies on the loss of your uncle.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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