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Arthur Spiezle

Arthur Spiezle, 83, of Yardley, Pa., died Feb. 10, 2013. He was born in Trenton.

Mr. Spiezle worked as a supervising accountant for the NJ Department of the Treasury, Office of Management and Budget, retiring in 1991.

He was a graduate of Trenton Central High School and Rider University.

He was a lifelong member of Adath Israel Synagogue, and served as president in 1989 to 1990, overseeing the transition of the congregation from its location in Trenton to its new building in Lawrenceville in 1991. In 1992-93 he was named Man of the Year in recognition of his many years of service.

He was a long-time Mason, joining the fraternal society in 1951 at the age of 21. He soon became the youngest Master in the history of True Craftsman Lodge and subsequently served as Worshipful Master four times: 1960-61 and 1973 in True Craftsman Lodge, and 1987 and 1992 in Trenton Cyrus #5 Lodge. On the state level, he was appointed Grand Chaplain in 1991. He was acknowledged for his significant contributions to Masonry, including his service as an instructor to new members. In 2006, while residing at Greenwood House, he was presented with a 55-year Masonic membership pin.

He delivered Kosher Meals on Wheels to the homebound; was a founding member of Association of Government Accountants, Trenton chapter; and served as a tour guide/docent at the New Jersey State House.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Weissberg Brody Spiezle; his daughter, Dayna (Nourdine) Chettouh of Texas; two stepdaughters, Beth Brody (Robert Burger) of Stockton and Lisa Brody (James McKeegan) of Cochecton, NY; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandsons.

Services were held Feb. 12 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood House, Ewing; or Adath Israel Congregation.

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