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James H. Spencer

James H. Spencer, 80, residing in Huron, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Firelands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

James was born on September 4, 1937 in Benton Harbor, MI to the late Roger and Mildred (Hall) Spencer.

Jim was in government relations for University Hospital in Cleveland for 17 years, and a Sandusky Register journalist. Jim was a member of St. Stephen United Church of Christ and the Sandusky Sailing Club. He had also been a volunteer firefighter in Grand Rapids, MI. Jim was a lifelong sailor and enjoyed watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and Michigan State.

Jim is survived by his wife, Maudie (Myers) Spencer. He is also survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Ken) Balusek; son, J. Stuart (Deana) Spencer; step-daughters, Sheryll (Jim Anspach) Hubbard-Anspach and Linda (Chris Cooke) Hubbard-Cooke; step-son, David (Rachel) Hubbard; grandchildren, Bryce and Brent Balusek, Meghan (Brian) Williams, Gretchen Spencer, Ian and Sam Cooke and Alex, Maggie and Hannah Demko; brother, Jon (Virginia) Spencer; sister-in-law, Lisa Spencer and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his brother, Ross Spencer.

Friends may call on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:00 am until time of memorial services at 10:00 am at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky.

Those wishing to contribute to Jim's memory may do so to Sandusky Sailing Club, c/o Junior Program, PO Box 814, Sandusky, OH 44870, Huron Township Fire Department, 1820 Bogart Rd., Huron, OH 44839 or to one's favorite charity.

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