The Passing of Ed Spencer

BPI_logo1/25/21 – Obituary and service information.

Edward L. Spencer, beloved husband of Mildred C. Spencer (nee Carter) devoted father of Steve (Gail) Spencer, Judy (Tom) Luke, Barbara McMahon, Cindy (Jim) Beatty, Marcia Spencer, & Natalie Spencer, dear brother of Peaceful Dawn, loving grandfather of Abby (Garrie), Becca, Nick (Jen), Tori, Ian, Jake (Mandy), & Glen, great-grandfather of Cordi, Garrie, & Zara, also survived by many nieces & nephews. Died Jan. 19, 2022 at his home at the age of 93. Resident of Anderson Twp. Memorial Service at T. P. WHITE & SONS Funeral Home 2050 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington on Fri. Jan. 28, at 3 PM. Friends may visit on Fri. from 2-3 PM. Memorials to The Beechmont Players, 7850 Five Mile Rd., Cincinnati, 45230.

Eddie was born in Columbus, OH on December 21, 1928.

Eddie attended Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, OH (class of 1947) and Princeton
University, where he was graduated in 1951 with a B.A. in chemistry.

Returning to Cincinnati, he worked for Emory Industries before becoming president of Cincinnati Gold and Silver Refining Company.

Active in local theater in the Greater Cincinnati area, Eddie directed, performed and worked
behind the scenes with many companies, including Cincinnati Music Theater, Mariemont Players,
Deerpark Players, Edgecliff Theater, the Showboat Majestic, and Beechmont Players. He was
instrumental in the creation of the Anderson Center Theater in 2009, for which he was awarded Citizen
of the Year by the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce.

It is with heavy hearts Beechmont Players announces the passing of dear friend and Lifetime Member, Ed Spencer. Known as “Fast Eddie” to his friends. Ed graced Beechmont Players and the rest of the theater community with wit, charm, and endless dirty jokes as he directed and performed on many local stages.

Often, Ed was the first person to show up at load in and strike, and usually was the oldest in the crew by quite a few years. His energy and love of community theater was boundless. Ed was honored to win the Art Rouse Award, Mario Pittoco Award and countless Orchids for his work over 50+ years.

We offer our condolences to his wife and producer Millie, his daughters and son. Information on arrangements will be passed on as soon as received. Meantime, hoist a cheap beer and tell a bad joke in Ed’s honor.

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