William Spreitzer, 79, longtime Greenwich House bookkeeper

[media-credit id=1 align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit]William G. Spreitzer, a resident of the Village and the bookkeeper for more than 40 years at Greenwich House, died at his home on Sheridan Square on Sat., Oct. 15, at age 79.

“Bill was an amateur artist and freelance writer who loved music and literature,” said his friend Kathleen McGurk. For many years he was a student of Reverend Bernard Lonergan, a Jesuit philosopher and theologian, and attended the annual Lonergan Institute at Boston College.

The son of William G. and Laura Robinson Spreitzer, he was raised in Wyckoff, N.J., and served in the Army with distinction in Korea.

He moved to the Village in the mid-1960s, kept the books of Greenwich House, the settlement house on Barrow St., and was a member of St. Joseph’s parish. He enjoyed spending time in the city’s various museums, McGurk said.

“There are no direct family members who survive except for his friends and Village neighbors who miss him,” McGurk said.

Perazzo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Reverend John P. O’Brien, pastor of St. Joseph’s, celebrated a Mass of Christian burial at the church on Sixth Ave. at Washington Place. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, N.J.

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