Edward C. Spyra, age 73, of Charles Town, WV, formerly of Glassport, passed peacefully at home on January 15, 2021. Born in McKeesport May 4, 1947, he was the son of the late Chester and Catherine (Hickey) Spyra.
A 1965 graduate of Glassport High School, “Spatz” served with the United States Air force, 4258th Strategic Wing Operation during the Vietnam War. He retired from Bechtel Corporation in 2018 with over 30 years of service. As a project procurement specialist, he worked on major construction projects around the world which afforded him the opportunity to pursue his love of travel. He had a deep passion for family, genealogy and photography.
Ed was the husband of Rebecca Missman Spyra for over 40 years. He is survived by sons David (Kelly) Spyra of Seattle WA, Christopher (Lisa) Spyra of Liberty Borough and daughter Teresa Spyra of Charles Town, WV; grandchildren Jack, Caitlin and Aisling Spyra of Seattle, WA., Joshua, Noah, and Luke Spyra of Liberty Borough. Brother John (Kathy) Spyra of Wichita Falls, TX, sister Mary (Christopher) Raynak of Monroeville. Nephews Sean (Alexis) Raynak, Ryan (Tara) Raynak, niece and Goddaughter Helen Spyra, great nephews Justin Oliver and Jameson Raynak. Father-in -law Jimmy Missman (the late Bertha) brothers-in law Ray (PJ) Missman, Fred Missman, Ken (Jo) Missman, sisters-in-law, Kathy (Frank) Van Twist and Margaret Missman, nephews Ryan and David Missman, niece Kayla Missman, all of California.
Ed will be lovingly remembered by numerous cousins, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by brother Michael G. Spyra and sister, Catherine T. Spyra.
Due to the ongoing pandemic a family gathering to celebrate Ed’s life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are in charge of Cremation Society of Monocacy Valley, 877-939-2876.
Originally published January 21, 2021.