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Melvin S​pivack, 75, Glazing Contractor

February 8, 2007
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Melvin Spivack, 75, a retired glazing contractor who founded a youth football league, died Jan. 21 at his home in Elkins Park.

Spivack started working in his family's glazing business, Eureka Glass Co. in Philadelphia, after graduating from high school. He was running the business within three months.

Spivack retired from the company, now Eureka Metal & Glass Services, in 1994.

A founding member of the Subcontractors Association of the Delaware Valley, he was a recipient of the Liberty Bell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Architectural Glass and Metal Association.

Along with two friends, Spivack founded the Abington Midgets, now the Abington Raiders, a youth football organization, in the 1960s. He was a fundraiser and an assistant coach for the team for more than 20 years.

He served as a board member of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington, and was active with the Golden Slipper and the Rotary clubs of Philadelphia.

Spivack is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Myrna Cohen; daughters Beryl Webb and Ellen Spivack; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to: the Abington Hospital Cardiac Care Unit, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001. 

 

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