Thomas Spackman of West Chester

Thomas Spackman, 74, of
West Chester, died at home on Sept. 20.

Born in Philadelphia, he
graduated from Wilmington Friends School and the University of Delaware College
of Agriculture and Natural Resources, where he developed a keen appreciation of
the land and an interest in preserving open space.

Tom was intensely
interested in local history and enjoyed showing visitors Brandywine Battlefield
sites on Thornbury Farm, the family farm where he grew up and which he worked
hard to preserve.

He served as a supervisor
in Thornbury Township and was active in township government for many years,
acting as magistrate and as police commissioner. Tom was a realtor and founder
of Spackman Associates, Ltd. He was an active member of the Church of the
Loving Shepherd and numerous civic and charitable organizations, serving for
many years as a Republican committeeman and holding membership in The West
Chester Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and West Chester Lodge #322
F. & A.M., County, State and National Associations of Realtors, Chester
County Historical Society and Chester County Art Alliance. He served on the
Board of the Chester County S.P.C.A., and was a founding member of Planned
Parenthood - West Chester. Tom joined the Army in 1963 and later
served in the Reserves.

He is survived by his two
children, Randell Herbert Spackman (Kimberly) of West Chester and Dr. Erica
Spackman of Augusta, Ga.; and four granddaughters, Morgan, Rebecca, Darby and
Madison Spackman and numerous nieces and nephews. He is survived by a sister,
Kathryn S. Andersen of Phoenixville and was predeceased by another sister,
Amanda S. Gehret of Wilmington. Also surviving are former spouses, Susan B.
Spackman of West Grove and Sandra Betner of Philadelphia.

Funeral Services will be
held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Church of the Loving Shepherd, 1066 S.
New St., West Chester. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Interment at
Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, West Chester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Church of the Loving Shepherd, 1066 South New
Street, West Chester, PA 19382 and/or The Concept School, P.O. Box 54,
Westtown, PA 19395.

Arrangements by
DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 610-696-1181,

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