First Posted: 11/2/2008
James R. Spess, 34, Exeter, died October 28, 2008 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Kingston, he was a son of the former Ruth Posten and the late Frank T. Spess. He attended Wyoming Area High School, and was a member of the Shoemaker Chapel, West Wyoming. Also surviving are sisters, Rita Shaffer, Pittston; Barbara Jones and Teresa Spess, both of Exeter; Janice Margavage, Wyoming; brothers Andrew Spess, Inkerman; Frank Spess III and Michael Spess, both of Exeter; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Oct. 31 in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home, Wyoming, with Willard Rollands of the Shoemaker Chapel officiating. Interment, Wyoming Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spess family at 500 Schooley Ave., Apt. 135, Exeter, 18643.