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Dedication Page

Thomas J. Spellman

July 27, 1931 – November 20, 2007

   A Knight always maintains the four principles of the Order; Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Pariotism.  For over 76 years of his life, Sir Knight Thomas J. Spellman has exemplified these in which we dedicate this website to.

   Tom was born on July 27th, 1931 to the parents of Maurice and Hazel (Holmes) Spellman in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Along with a sister Marion, Tom was raised with strong family values in which he would maintain and would share with others throughout his life, touching many peoples lives through his warm smile that was always constant with him.  He attended John Marshall elementary school, and graduated in 1949 from Central High School in Scranton.

   Shortly after graduation, the Korean War broke out, and Tom enlisted in serving his Country, having served two tours of duty during the conflict.  When the war ended in 1953, Tom continued his education, having graduated from The University of Scranton in 1957.  It was during this time that Tom still wanted to serve his Country, and therefore signed up for Civilian Service under the Department of the Army.

Left to Right Tom and Tex Burnett (May 20, 1988) Reads; "An Invaluable Colleague In Two Consecutive Tours Together - Tex Burnett

Left to Right Tom and Tex Burnett (May 20, 1988) Reads; "An Invaluable Colleague In Two Consecutive Tours Together - Tex Burnett

 

   Tom would serve a total of 39 years for the Government, traveling the world, all the while meeting new friends with his warm and charasmatic ways.  Upon retirement, Tom received the Commander’s Award for his dedication and service to his country in which Tom held very close and dear to his heart.

   While living in the Scranton area, Brother Tom joined Council #280, and St. Ann Assembly #938, in which he enjoyed the fellowship that his fellow Brothers would share with him.  Tom was very instrumental in the Pro-Life movement, and would be a founding member of the chapter that was soon developed in nearby Clinton, Maryland.

   In 1991, Tom wanted to be closer to family and moved to Oakland, Maine.  Tom soon joined the Knights in the area, having transfered to Council #148, and Assembly #148, and soon would be an active participant in Knights activities that served the Church and Community. 

   Tom loved spending time with his cousin, neices and nephews, whether it be watching his favorite teams the Boston Red Sox or the New England Patriots, or even taking the time just to reflect on what God had placed before his eyes. 

    Tom always enjoyed the company of all that would cross his path of life’s journey, always sharing his faith in God, and mankind. 

   The Council would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Thomas J. Spellman family.  It is because of Tom’s compassion and love of the Knights of Columbus that we may continue his work, as Tom shine’s down on all of us.