February 15, 1931 - April 20, 2018
Robert "Bob" Spiro, 87, of Fairmont passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Fairmont on February 15, 1931, a son of the late Sidney Spiro and Lillie (Spring) Spiro. Bob graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and Fairmont State University. He retired from the West Virginia Department of Human Services as a Social Worker Supervisor after 28 years of service. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, earning the rank of Sergeant. He was a Life member of the Marion County Detachment of the Marine Corp League, serving as Commandant for three years. He was also a Life Member of the Fairmont VFW Post 7048, the American Legion Post 17 of Fairmont, and the Fairmont Elks Club #294. As a member of the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard, Bob participated in many Military Services, Parades and several Patriotic Ceremonies. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Spiro of Baltimore; a sister-in-law, Helen Spiro of Tennessee; nieces, nephews and their spouses, Cindy and Hugh Carter, Nancy Thomas, Bill Spiro, Jim Spiro, and Leslye Spiro, all of Maryland; two great nephews and a niece; three step sons, Randy Barr and his wife Kathy, Larry Barr, and Terry Barr; and his canine companion, Charlie. Also surviving are brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, whom he was also close to from his former wife's family and several good and faithful friends. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his former wife, Kay Joyce (Frederick) Spiro; two brothers, Jim Spiro and Sidney Spiro; by Jim Spiro's wife, Mary Spiro; and one deceased step son, Michael Barr. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marion County Humane Society P.O. Box 905, Fairmont, WV 26555 or Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102 PMB 609 Oceanside, CA 92057. Friends and family may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont on Thursday from 1pm to 8pm and on Friday from 10am to 11am. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the funeral home, with Pastor Jim Zinn officiating. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery with Full Military Honors conducted by the Marion County Veteran's Council Honor Guard.
Robert "Bob" Spiro, 87, of Fairmont passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Fairmont on February 15, 1931, a son of the late Sidney Spiro and Lillie (Spring) Spiro. Bob graduated from Fairmont Senior High... View Obituary & Service Information
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