Edward F. Spicer ’54

Edward F. Spicer ’54 died on January 9, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

(The following was published in The Palm Beach Post on January 13, 2020)

Edward F. Spicer, longtime resident of West Palm Beach, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the age of 87.

Ed was born in Stamford, CT in 1932, the youngest of Orville and Estelle Spicer’s four children. He graduated from the King School in 1950 and from Bowdoin College in 1954, where he studied philosophy. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army stationed in Germany during the Korean War, and later studied foreign languages in Madrid, Paris, Berkeley, CA, and Middlebury, VT. These studies led to a long career as a language instructor at Bradford College in Bradford, MA, and later at the Palm Beach Academy and the Benjamin School in Florida.

Ed was a lifelong student not only of the Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian languages, but also of Eastern religion and philosophy, socialism, and politics. He loved hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Spanish food and culture, be-bop jazz, animals and nature, fancy gift wrap, jokes worth telling over and over, and saving room for dessert.

He is survived by his former wife of many years, Margot; his daughters Simone, Ruby, and Rachel; his granddaughters Sally Wolchyn-Raab, Ava Raab, and Charlotte Bowder; and his dear friend Dolores Regallis.

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