Malvin Mel SpurlingDecember 30, 1946 ~ September 30, 2017 (age 70)
Malvin (Mel) J. Spurling, 70 of Auburn, NY Passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer at Auburn Community Hospital On September 30, 2017 with his family by his side.
Mel Served in The United States Navy on The U.S.S. Intrepid during the Vietnam War. He was active member of the The Sons of The American Legion 1107 in Union Springs where he served as Commander in the 80's, the SK Post 1324 in Auburn NY , VFW 1975 in Auburn NY where he served as commander for 8 years, and The Utopia Club in Auburn NY. Mel was a retired Centro Bus driver and met many people in the community who’s lives he touched. Mel was a loving caring individual who was more than just a friend, and cared for his friends as he did his family, and was also very dedicated to his children and grandchildren who he loved dearly.
Mel is survived by his children: Mark (Gretchen) Spurling-Laforty of Birmingham AL, Kristin Spurling-Laforty of Birmingham AL, Lisa (Ron) Spurling-Ballweber of Weedsport NY, Kristi Spurling-French of Bradenton Fl, Scott Spurling of Auburn NY, Corey Spurling-Adams of Binghamton NY, Matthew J. Spurling of Auburn NY, his grandchildren Jennifer Mead, Stefani Mead, Drake Butler, Luke Butler, Jesse Ballweber, Cody French, Kaitlyn French, Samuel Laforty, Hadley Laforty, Michael Laforty, Joel Laforty, and Raven Laforty, great grandkids Kennadi Mead- Deal, Hazel French -Williams, Ava and Vera Laforty, and Jace Laforty and his girlfriend Vicki Roof.
Funeral Services for Mel will be held Friday October 6, 2017 at 5p.m.in the Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home 42 East Genesee St. Auburn NY. Calling Hours are 3 to 5 p.m.
American Leigon Post 1107
8 Schobey St., Union Springs NY 13160
SK Post 1324
168 State St., Auburn NY 13021