James E. Spearman
James E. Spearman, a 45-year Rockaway resident, died September 19.
Spearman was born in Bronx, New York. He worked as a firefighter and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and worked in the Beach 116 Street firehouse.
Spearman was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; and sister, Margaret Costello.
He is survived by his daughters, Debra Andosca and Laura Vanella; sister, Mary Bull; grandchildren, Gina, Vincent, Jaclyn and Jessica Andosca and Eric Vanella.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Denis S. O’ Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach.
A funeral mass took place at St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor. Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York.