|William Lawrence Spellman
Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 15, 2016
WILLIAM LAWRENCE SPELLMAN "Larry"
Passed peacefully on April 7, 2016 surrounded by his family at
He was born on March 15, 1936 in Washington, DC to Eleanor
and Bill Spellman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jeremy Spellman.
He leaves behind his son, Ken Spellman and his wife, Patrice;
daughter, Barbara Coleman and her husband, Terry;
grandchildren, Kate Hoyt (Jacob), Jessica Coleman and Ben
Larry played on the St. John''s High School Golf team from 1951-1953, serving as
captain in 1952. He was a two time Washington, DC Junior Team member, and in 1953,
was the DC Junior Golf Champion. Larry qualified for five National Junior Golf tournaments,
and was a medalist in the 1953 Buddy Worsham Junior Championship. Larry attended
George Washington University on a full Golf Scholarship where he was captain of the team
in his junior and senior years. While at GW, the team won the Southern Conference
Championship in 1957. He graduated from George Washington University with a degree in
Larry was active in the construction industry from 1958 thru 2000. He was the former owner
of Trowbridge Steel Co. Inc. 1979 through 1999. He served as Chairman of the VA, Chapter
of Associated Builders and Contractors in 1994. He also served on the National Board of
Directors of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute.
In the year 2005 Larry and Jerry retired and relocated to Spruce Creek South in
Summerfield FL. He was a dedicated avid golfer who organized formats for The Creakers
and The Eagles golf groups. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather
who always gave so generously of himself to everyone he knew. He touched the lives of
many and will be missed greatly.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on June 17, 2016, 10 a.m. at St. Mark the
Evangelist Catholic Church, Summerfield, FL.
A graveside service will be held at Parklawn Cemetery in Rockville, MD at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be sent in Larry''s name to Hospice of Marion