Joseph Patrick Spalding, 95, of Ewing, entered into God’s eternal rest on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Capital Health Systems at Fuld Neuroscience surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Joseph resided in the Trenton/Ewing area for the past 75 years. Joseph worked at St. Anthony’s where he was instrumental in helping to raise funds to build the school and the convent. He was Msgr. McCorristin’s chauffeur as well as the maintenance man for the high school and bus driver for the grammar school, high school and CYO for many years. He was retired from Stryker where he worked for many years as a machinist.
Joseph was a World War II Army veteran. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church and never missed a Sunday mass where he sat front row with his family, his faith was the most important thing, along with family and food. Joseph treated everyone equally and had a witty sense of humor. He loved to sing and dance. He enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle and enjoyed vegetable gardening. Being an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan he was ecstatic to have finally seen his team win the Super Bowl. He was an all around handyman who was always willing to help others with repairs.
Joseph was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to many.
Beloved husband of the late Marjorie E. (Mohr) Spalding; grandfather-in-law to the late Amy Mierzwicki; friend of the late, who was like his brother, Joseph Barninski; great-grandfather to late twins, Hunter and Riley Spalding; Joseph is survived by his three children, James Spalding and wife Eileen, Joanne and husband Joseph Mierzwicki, and Nancy and husband Frank Doroba Jr.; six grandchildren, Shawn Spalding and wife Kathryn, Ian Spalding and wife Jennifer, Jaret Mierzwicki, Justin Mierzwicki and wife Stacy, Frank Doroba III and wife Courtney, Kayla and husband Joe Potena; nine great-grandchildren, Gavin, Chase, Alyssa, Sierra, Logan, Skylar, Eva, Elle, and Vienna; a sister-in-law, Margaret Mohr; lifetime dear friends, Helen Barninski and Anne Antoniewicz; as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Greenwood House and staff as well as the staff at the Capital Health Systems at Fuld Neuroscience Department for their care and compassion shown to Joseph.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 626 So. Olden Ave., Trenton, NJ. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, 870 Centre St., Trenton, NJ. Family and friends may call Friday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joseph’s memory to OLS-St. Anthony’s Church, 3816 E. State St. Ext., Hamilton, NJ 08619 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at www.cancer.org Please visit Joseph’s tribute page at www.brennacellinifuneralhomes.com