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Spencer Alexander Egglefield

ELIZABETHTOWN Spencer Alexander Egglefield, 84, of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, October 5, 2007. Spencer was born in St. Huberts, New York on January 19, 1923 to Spencer R. and Evangeline (Nye) Egglefield. Spencer joined the United States Marine Corps during World War II as a night fighter pilot. He returned to Elizabethtown in 1949 where he took over operation of Egglefield Brothers Ford, the third generation of the family-owned business. He successfully ran the business until 1979 when he took a position with the New York State Motor Vehicle Department. He married Ellen Hurley of Plattsburgh on December 28, 1983. They enjoyed their homes, friends and families in Elizabethtown and Port Orange, FL. Spencer was appointed Essex County Treasurer in 1978, where he served four consecutive terms until his retirement in 1995. After retirement, Spen and Ellen opened a mini resort, Schroon Lake Place, on the shores of Schroon Lake and enjoyed many wonderful times with family, friends and patrons. In addition to being a self-taught musician and avid golfer, his love of antique cars and their restoration occupied much of his time over the years. Spencer was a member of the Elks, Kiwanis, American Legion, VFW, was Commander of the Awkward Squad, Chair of the Lake Champlain/Lake George Regional Planning Committee, the Lake Champlain Canal Board and Past President of the Whiteface Chapter of Antique Automobile Club of America. Spencer was predeceased by both of his parents, and his first wife Meredith. Spencer is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Ellen; a brother, Lew (Bud) Egglefield and his wife Marijane of Elizabethtown; his children, Dennis and his wife Joan Egglefield, Deidre Egglefield and her companion John, Wendy Daniels and her husband Judd, Patricia and her husband Paul Baker, Kari Egglefield; step-children Christine (Mark) Mero, Lynda (Thomas) Dubkowski, Sandra (Richard) Perry, Patrick (Danielle) Hurley; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the United Church of Christ (Stone Church) on Wednesday, October 10, 2007. A graveside service followed at the Essex County Veterans Cemetery in Wadhams. In lieu of flowers, the family will be establishing a scholarship fund in Spencers name. Arrangements are with W.M.Marvins Sons funeral home in Elizabethtown. For online register book go to www.wmmarvins.com

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