It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Bob Spivak on May 24th, 2022 at his home in Yorktown, Virginia. Bob is survived by his wife, Ann Taylor Hogge, children, Michael (Melaine) and Greg, Merri, grandchildren, Spencer, Peri, Rachael, Eric and Emma, Zara and Cooper and great-grandchildren Isabella and Andrealle as well as his brother Joel Spivak and sister Lynn Clements.
Bob was born in Philadelphia on December 30th, 1936 to Helen and Philip Spivak. Bob was a 202 graduate of Central High School and is an honorary life member of the alumni board. He graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1958. In 1968 he joined the insurance/investment firm CMS and worked there until he retired. Bob was President of Maccabi USA for 20 years. He was awarded the Yakir Maccabi Award, Maccabi World Union’s highest honor in recognition of his leadership. He was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 and the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Israel, 2001.
He was a delegate on the U.S. Olympic Committee and a member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. His Board affiliations included the Jewish National Fund, Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Community Centers of Philadelphia and Boy’s Town Jerusalem. In addition, he has been listed in “Who’s Who in World Jewry” “Who’s Who in America – Eastern Edition” and “Who’s Who in Society.” Additionally, he was Board Chair for Hillel at William and Mary College.
A dear friend and a true mensch to all who loved him, he will be sorely missed.
Donations in his honor may be made to William & Mary Hillel sent to:Shenkman Jewish Center, PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187