Retired United States Marine Corps Brigadier General Harvey Edward Spielman, 84, died Friday, January 19, 2007, in his home in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2007, in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in October 1942 and retired September 1, 1974, with the rank of Brigadier General. He served in World War II, Korea, the Dominican Republic and Vietnam. He was a Marine Corps aide and
the special assistant to the secretary of the Navy. He moved to Pinehurst in 1976. He was active in golf administration.
He was the general chairman of the Hall of Fame PGA Tour event in 1991, 1992 and 1993, Hall of Fame Pro-Am from 1984 to 1989, Women’s Amateur Championship in 1989, Volunteer Open Championship in 1994 and the U.S. Women’s Open Championship in 1996.
He was a past president of the Pinehurst Country Club Board of Governors, the Tin Whistles and the Sandhills chapter of the Retired Officers Association. He was also a member of the Southern Pines Masonic Lodge and the York Rite Bodies.
He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Spielman.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Spielman; a daughter, Sharon Cottrill of Charlotte; a grandson, Mark Spielman of Staunton, Va.; a granddaughter, Victoria Spielman of Arlington; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Spielman and Meredith Spielman, both of Staunton; a brother, John Spielman of Marion, Iowa; a sister, Virginia Brosseit of Janesville, Wis.; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Spielman of Mechanicsville, Virignia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615.
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