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Robert A. Spingler, DMD, 70, passed away January 8, 2017, in the comfort of his Hamilton home. He was the husband of Stacey Somers Spingler. He leaves his son, Derek Spingler; daughter-in-law, Molly Kenny; granddaughter, Philipa-Shea Tory Spingler of Hamilton; and step-daughters, Cameron Scott of New York City and Caroline Scott of Boston.
Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Spingler moved to Hamilton after completing a two-year commitment with the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps in Dayton, Ohio. He was a graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University, receiving both his Bachelors of Science and Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry. He opened his private practice in South Hamilton over 30 years ago and remained an active member of the Hamilton community. Dr. Spingler served on the Board of the Hamilton Foundation. He was a former Board of Trustees Member of the Shore Country Day School. He served on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Dentists Insurance Company and served as the Assistant Secretary of the Massachusetts Dental Society.
As part of his dedication to his patients, he pursued higher education in many different areas of treatment. Although proud of his practice as a general family dentist, his true passion was in restorative dentistry and the treatment of TMJ. Dr. Spingler spent years studying at the Pankey Institute in Florida where he completed all levels of advanced dental techniques in restorative dentistry, TMD and occlusal (bite) therapy. He also completed a year-long program at LSU and the San Francisco Institute of Esthetic Dentistry.
A member of the Marsh Rats, Myopia Hunt Club, and Essex County Club, Dr. Bob, "Bops," "DB," was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for fishing, hunting and golf. This was enhanced with extensive travel around the world. The one thing that he valued over all else was his family and friendships. He was a loyal and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
He is also survived by his siblings, Donald Spingler of North Carolina; Wendy Hawryluk of New Jersey; John Spingler of New Jersey, and Janet Ganley of Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his wife, Eileen Shea Spingler, and his brother, Rick Spingler.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, School Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, or the Brigham and Women’s Nurses Scholarship Fund. Information and online condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  January 13, 2017
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