WESTERN — Kirk N. Spencer, 60, passed away at his home on December 13, 2013. He was born on February 9, 1953, a son of Norman and Mary Ferrante Spencer. Kirk graduated from R.F.A. class of 1971. After high school Kirk went on to continue his education at the University of Maryland graduating in 1978. On August 21, 1976, Kirk was united in marriage to Sheila McCormick in St. Peter’s Church. Together with his brother-in-law and best friend, Leo Capoccia, they founded Fric and Frac’s Flying Food Factory and later acquired the Colonial Inn. They were in business for over 30 years.
Surviving Kirk are his parents, Norman and Mary; his wife Sheila Spencer; two children Katie and Andrew Spencer; two brothers Mark, his wife, Patti Spencer, Rome; and Bruce, his wife Suella Spencer, Tucson, AZ; father and mother-in-law Thomas and Barbara McCormick, Rome; a sister-in-law Paula and Leo Capoccia, Rome; two brothers-in-law Tom, his wife, Ellie McCormick, Rome, Andy McCormick and Jack Bethke, Brooklyn, N.Y.; along with beloved nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Allison, Jimmy, Caden, Madison, and Max; Michael and Lindsay; Andrea, Kathleen, and Dominic; Taylor; Bee; Kelley and Joe; Matthew and Michael. He also leaves behind his best friend and canine companion, Halley.
Kirk was an amazing father and husband. His humor, advice, warmth, love and compassion were embraced by Sheila, Kate, and Andy, as well as his extended children, family, and friends. He loved Lake Delta and snowmobiling. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church, The Lions Club, and The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club. He also coached his kids’ sports teams and volunteered for numerous organizations.
Kirk left an imprint on every person he met. His big smile, hearty laugh, and endless stories touched multiple generations. His kind and generous heart will be remembered by all he encountered.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 18, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Rome. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at Strong Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 401 North George Street, Rome.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bobby T. Ciccotti Foundation at 5595 Shed Rd. Rome, NY 13440 and the Michelle Adey Foundation at 8572 Teugega Point Rd. Rome, NY 13440.