Robert R. Spering, 85, of Middletown, died on Friday, Dec. 28, at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank.
He was born in NY and lived in Middletown for 55 years. Robert was a self- employed Insurance Broker in New York City for many years before his retirement in 1995.
He served his country honorably in the US Navy during WWII receiving many stars and medals including, most proudly, a Purple Heart.
He was a member of the VFW Post 2179, serving as Commander from 1992 to 1993. He was Quarter Master from 1996 to 1997, and Assistant Quarter Master until the present.
Surviving are his loving wife, Edith; his son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Cheryl Spering, of Manning, SC; his 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and John Smallwood of Shrewsbury, and Monica and John DiNicholas of Berlin; as well as his 8 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 2 to 4 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Burial is scheduled for Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:30 am at Beverly National Cemetery, 916 Bridgeboro Rd., Beverly, NJ. Please arrive at the cemetery by 10:15 am.
In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to Tomorrows Children's Fund, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfh.com.