BOB A. SPRY | March 30, 1937 – June 2, 2013

Griffith man was devoted to family

2013-07-23T00:00:00Z Griffith man was devoted to familyBy Diane Poulton Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
July 23, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Griffith business owner Bob Spry believed in serving his community, said his wife, Tammy Spry.

For 20 years, Bob and Tammy Spry owned and operated Griffith’s Clear Ear Hearing Aid Center. Tammy Spry said she will continue to run the business in honor of her husband.

Spry retired from teaching after 33 years with the School City of Hammond. A principal at Gavit High School, Spry later taught computer science and biology at Morton High School.

“He enjoyed the rewards of teaching,” Tammy Spry said. “He had a great relationship with the students.”

Spry, who had many chapters in his life, was a quiet man who loved being at home but was the life of the party when he went out. Tammy Spry said she and her husband, who were married 25 years, were best friends and soul mates.

“Bob was a selfless compassionate husband, dad and grandfather and a great friend to all who were blessed to know him,” Tammy Spry said.

Spry’s woodworking projects ranged from small items to furniture. Spry liked making bowls but his specialty was pens, some wooden, his wife said. He gave a few of the pens to special people, she said.

A model train enthusiast, the fourth level of the couple’s home was filled with train layouts that included elaborate scenery.

Tammy Spry said her husband also raised beautiful orchids and exotic plants in his greenhouse.

Spry enjoyed family trips to waterparks, Florida and Texas.

“He was passionate about spending time with his family,” Tammy Spry said.

Tammy Spry said she will especially miss her husband’s devotion to his family and his rescuing all creatures great and small.

“He will be deeply missed,” Tammy Spry said. “He will always be in our hearts.”

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