George Edward Spalding, 81

June 29, 2017

George Edward Spalding 81, of Hollywood, MD, died June 22nd, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD.

George was born on December 29th, 1935 to Elizabeth Claire Thompson Spalding and Francis Xavier Spalding. He was the loving husband of Barbara Hayden Spalding and stepfather to Bill Hayden and Linda Blackwell. He also had 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and his dog, Abbie. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his siblings, James Spalding, Bunny Spalding, Sam Spalding Sr., Sonny Spalding, and Helen Mattingly. He is survived by his sisters, Kitty-Ann Spalding, Betty-Jo Abell, Sue Miedzinski, and Mary Jean Cooper.

George joined the National Guard in 1953 and later went to work for the federal government where he worked in the plumbing department. He retired from the government and worked at Compliance Corporation for a few years and ultimately worked at the St. Mary’s County Landfill where he enjoyed seeing folks from the community and catching up and swapping stories. He loved farming, hunting, fishing, crabbing, and all the things a St. Mary’s County native truly enjoys. One of his favorite pasttimes was visiting with the boys for coffee on Saturday mornings at the Moose Lodge and discussing the latest NASCAR race, baseball, or football game especially if there was a small wager involved.

Family will receive friends for George’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with prayers being recited at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Francis Regis Church, Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Spalding, Jeff Spalding, David Miedzinski, Larry Miedzinski, Chris Martin, and Barry Mattingly.