Fritz James Spencer

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Fritz James Spencer

September 01, 1954 - November 26, 2018

Fritz James Spencer Fritz James Spencer died peacefully on November 26, 2018, after a long and difficult struggle with brain cancer. He was born September 1, 1954, at Dow Air Force Base in Bangor, ME, the son of Harry "Fritz" and Myrtle (Walton) Spencer.
Fritz attended Caribou High School and graduated from Okinawa Christian School. He graduated from Bucknell University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese. He later received a Master of Arts in Asian Studies from Columbia University.
Fritz was employed as a paralegal and translator for patent law firms in New York City for 20 years before returning to Maine as the editor for the Christian Civic League of Maine. He was an avid reader and writer whose columns frequently appeared in various Maine newspapers. His writing reflected his expansive knowledge, unwavering Christian faith, deep love for his fellow man, and his concern for the unfortunate.
He was predeceased by his wife, Betty (Lung) Spencer and in addition to his mother, is survived by his sons, Tenma Spencer of Old Town, Tenda Spencer and his wife, Vera, of Bejing, China; his sister, Soo Kyung Hoffman of Paw Paw, Michigan; brother, Tadashi Spencer of Bangor; nieces, Alex Greene, and Tiffany Huffman of Paw Paw, Michigan; and his nephew, Taylor Spencer of Brunswick; his good friend, Andrea White of Orlando, Florida; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins including his very special uncle, Maynard Walton of Orrington, and aunt, Doris of Bangor.
In keeping with his concern for those in need, donations to the Salvation Army, 65 South Park St., Bangor, ME, may be made in Fritz's memory. A graveside service in Caribou, Maine, will be held in the spring. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on November 28, 2018
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