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March 2011 Volume: 28 Number: 2
Issue: March 2011
Volume: 28 Number: 2
» Saved from the 'mean streets'
Youth Ministry
» What if ... ?
» Youth Councils Theme — infiltrate 2011
» Some alarming stats from Barna
Letters to the Editor
» Letters
Vantage Point
» R u redy 4 ths?
» The unwanted saxophone
» Making music to God's ears:
» Songbook available online
Territorial News
» 'A mind to work'
» Panel discusses issues
» Commissioners Knaggs to highlight OOB
» Writers to gather for 'Scrolling Through the Ages'
» Conference Center holds 'open house'
» 'Music of Thanksgiving and Hope'
» CRD's McDaniel recognized
» Mentoring program changes lives in Elyria, Ohio
International News
» 'Mission—focused, visible, and trustworthy'
» Commissioner Linda Bond elected General
» General—Elect picks staff
» Being part of a 'global village'
» Greece & Turkey 2010
» 'Plight of the girl child'
» Flood damage assessed in Australia
» IDC gathers at Sunbury Court
» Major Hugh Steele attended ICO
» Majors Anderson retire
Promoted to Glory
» Commissioner Andrew Stewart Miller
» Major Gerald J. Spencer
» Brigadier Elsie Adelia Hammerstrom
» Major Paul Eastman Hardy
Major Gerald J. Spencer
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(February 20, 1924—September 17, 2010)

Major Gerald J. Spencer was promoted to Glory from Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla.

Gerald was born in Rochester, N.Y., into the home of Glenn Dewey Spencer and Vera Mae (Swartzentruber). The family came from a Mennonite background, but at the beginning of the 20th century, Gerald's grandfather, Major Peter Swartzentruber, was saved at a Salvation Army open–air meeting in Malone, N.Y. Therefore, Gerald was a third–generation Salvationist.

A veteran of World War II, Gerald entered officer training in 1946. A year earlier, he had married his wife, Margaret, who was already trained as an officer. They later served together in New York, Ohio, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In 1983, they were transferred to the Greater New York Division and served as administrators of the Anthony Residence, from where they retired in 1989.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Major Marjorie Ann Foster of Pittsburgh, Pa., Barbara Jean Selvek of Canadaigua, N.Y., and Alice May Robson of Lancaster, S.C.; a son, Gerald J. Spencer of Trenton, N.J.; a brother, Major Donald Spencer of Bradenton, Fla.; two sisters, Dorothy Spencer of Bradenton, Fla., and Martha Burse of Riverside, Calif.; three grandsons; six granddaughters; and two great–grandchildren.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Major Marjorie Foster, 109 Piper Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15234.