David Charles Spruce
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David C. Spruce, 83, died March 19, 2020, at Maine Veterans Home Bangor with family by his side. He was born August 17, 1936, in Old Town a son of Raymond and Essie (White) Spruce.
David served in the US Army following the Korean Conflict. Upon return, he worked in the family business, Spruce's Grocery Store, Milford and then worked for nearly 30 years with the Bangor and Aroostook Rail Road as a brakeman and conductor. David was an avid outdoorsman, spending much time at his camp on Little Birch Stream, in the Sunkhaze National Wildlife Refuge. He was active for many years in the Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows. David enjoyed attending University of Maine hockey and baseball games. He was a member of the Old Town Elks Lodge BPOE #1287. He collected old bottles and loved to go to yard sales with his friend Ida Weinstein. He was also an avid reader, having over 1000 books in his collection. David lived the majority of his life in Milford and loved his Shih Tzus Bam Bam, Nico, and Buckwheat. In his final years, Dave lived at the Maine Veterans Home, Bangor where he befriended many fellow veterans and staff members at the VA.
David is survived by his sons Peter Spruce and his wife Kathleen and Joseph Spruce and his wife Victoria, sister Jean Kendall, grandson James Spruce, many nieces and nephews, and close friends John Rand, Bob Spencer, Bob Stanley and Daniel and Helga Cross. He was predeceased by a brother Raymond Spruce.
The family wishes to thank the Maine Veterans Home for the wonderful care and compassion given to David during his time there.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Published on March 20, 2020


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Jim, Chantelle, I Sul, Ian, Ashleigh
Apr 08, 2020
We have missed you since the day we last saw you and have wondered about you throughout the years. You will always be honored in our memories.
Love and Respect, Andrews family.