Ivan “Bump” Spangenberg III passed away suddenly due to injuries suffered in a fall on June 18 while vacationing on Block Island with his family. The day marked his and Dell’s 62nd wedding anniversary.
Bump was born on Aug. 13, 1929, and raised in Westport, Conn. A member of the class of 1947 at Staples High School, he excelled athletically in football, basketball, and baseball. He graduated from Brown University in 1951, where he played baseball and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Post graduation, he served as an officer in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He then enjoyed a successful career at Merrill Lynch from which he retired.