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Martin Spielman

Martin H. Spielman, 83, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died May 27, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, he was a former resident of Plainsboro and Jackson.

Mr. Spielman was a physical education teacher and head football coach at Boys High School, Brooklyn, where he was voted the Journal American Coach of the Year by his colleagues and peers. In 1968, he started the football program at Tottenville High School, Staten Island, which earned many Public Schools Athetic League titles. In 2014, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the THS Alumni Football Hall of Fame.

He was the cofounder and codirector of Pine Grove Day Camp in Jamesburg and Wall Township. 

He was a member and vice president of the Jackson Township Board of Education. He cofounded, with his wife Barbara, the Jackson Educational Foundation. 

He was a graduate of City College of New York, where he earned a B.S. and M.S. in education, and Brooklyn College, where he earned an M.S. in administration. 

He is survived by his wife of 32 years; his son, Scott (Joanne) of North Potomac, Md.; his daughter, Laurie Spielman of Washington, D.C.; and two grandsons. 

Services were held June 1 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Tottenville Football Alumni Association, P.O. Box 141080, Staten Island, NY 10314.

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