John J. Spencer Sr.

John Joseph “Jack” Spencer Sr., age 78, died Friday (Nov. 1, 2013) at his home, 78 Pine St. in Dunkirk.

He was born in Dunkirk on Oct. 30, 1935, the son of the late Earl F. Sr. and Margaret L. (Maloney) Spencer.

Mr. Spencer served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 in Korea. He retired from the maintenance department of the Chautauqua County Home after 20 years of service.

Surviving are two brothers, David L. Spencer and Jerome C. Spencer of Fredonia; three children; several nieces, nephews and grandchildren; and his longtime companion, Althea Davis of Dunkirk.

Also survived by Nicole M. Davis, Althea’s granddaughter. Nicole loved him and thought of him as her father for the past 23 years, since coming to live with them in 1990.

There will be no visitation or funeral services.

Arrangements are by McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.