Charles Richard "Dick" Spielman, Jr.
June 27, 1928 - May 28, 2012
Died on May 28, 2012 at 8:15pm Littleton, CO. Born June 27, 1928 to Charles Richard Spielman and Esther Marie (Buente) Spielman in New York, NY. He was joined in marriage to Mary Jane McMullen on June 27, 1952 in Indianapolis, IN. To this marriage four children were born, Charles Richard, Linda Anne, Paul Thomas and Susan Leigh.
Dick was schooled in Bloomfield, NJ, graduating from high school in 1945, at the age of 16. He attended classes at Purdue University until 1946. He entered the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1948. He continued his studies at Purdue University and obtained a degree in engineering in 1953. Following graduation Dick and Jane lived in Mt. Gilead, OH, where all four of their children were born. Dick was employed by HPM. In 1966 the family moved to Littleton, CO as Dick was employed by C.A. Norgren. He worked as an engineer for several employers retiring from Dravo and Lockeed Martin in 1992.
Following retirement Dick discovered his passion for genealogy, and pursued writing and speaking at several events. He loved the visits with the many people that he met along the way. He was the past president of Palatines to America and a member of the Columbine Genealogy Society. Dick has been a member of Lions Club since 1955. He has served in many positions and was a past district governor in OH. Dick's most prestigious honors were the Melvin Jones and the Anne Sullivan awards. Dick was a member of the Littleton Lions Club since 1966. Dick had been active in Colorado Republican politics for over 40 years, including serving as precinct committeeman until 2011, past chairman of the 2nd congressional district. He served on multiple boards including, Foothills Park and Recreational Foundation, and was elected to the Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District, where he served until his death. Board member of Jefferson County Public libraries. Congressional military appointment committee, and officer of the Littleton Lions Foundation. Past president of the Colorado Purdue Alumni Assoc. Dick and Jane have been members of the Presbyterian Church for 60 years. Dick's most precious gifts are his grandchildren, and great grandchild.
Surviving Dick is his wife of 60 years Jane; children Rick (Cathy) Spielman, Idaho Falls, ID, Linda (Steve) Steinhauer, Walters, MN, Paul (Sue) Spielman, Firestone, CO, Susan (Scott) Spielman-White, Carbondale, CO; 6 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren Dustin (Crystal) Spielman, Zach, Trevor Spielman, Cory Steinhauer, Steve, Barbara Steinhauer, Christina Palmer, Elijah, Delany Spielman, 1 great grandchild, Gavin Steinhauer; Sister-in-law Ann O'Rouke, Milwaukee, WI. Preceding in death are: father Charles Richard Spielman Sr., mother Esther Marie Spielman, father-in-law Frank McMullen, and mother-in-law Pauline McMullen.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM at Columbine United Church in Littleton. Dick will be laid to rest at a private service in Ft. Logan National Cemetery.