Emil J. Spear

YARMOUTH — Emil J. Spear, 60, of Yarmouth and formerly of Portland, died on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Brentwood Rehab & Nursing Center after a long illness. Emil is now at peace with his mother and father.

Emil was born in Portland on Dec. 6, 1951, the son of the late Howard J. and Patricia E. (Fantasia) Spear. He grew up in Portland, attending local area schools and playing little league baseball.

He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Portland.

Emil enjoyed rooting for all the Boston area sports teams. He also loved classical music.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristal Vargo-Ward of Raymond; his brother, Howard F. Spear of Westbrook; his two sisters, Donna M. (Spear) Flaherty of Lewiston and Patricia A. Wheeler-Crichton of South Portland; brothers Richard A., William R. and Leo S. Clark, all of Portland, James A. Clark of Lewiston and Harry W. Clark of Westbrook; as well as a granddaughter, several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Andrew Y. Skinner.

There will be no services. Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Avenue, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Emil’s guestbook.

Memorial contributions may be made in Emil’s name to: Brentwood Rehab & Nursing Center Patient Activities, 370 Portland St., Yarmouth, ME 04096.

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