CHESHIRE – Darrell Lee Spalding, 58, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Leean (Duthie) Spalding for over 29 years. Darrell was born on November 27, 1961, in Ravenna, Ohio, son of Howard Charles and the late Janet Mae (Sokolic) Spalding, and had been a Cheshire resident for over 20 years.
He was a Food Service Manager for Compass Group for over 20 years, traveling for work for many years along the East Coast. Recently he worked as a Technician for Lifeway Mobility. Darrell was a dedicated member of the Cheshire United Methodist Church, volunteering on more than several children’s missions to include the UM Army. He cheered for the Cleveland Browns and was a loving father with an incredible sense of humor.
In addition to his wife Leean, and his father Howard Spalding and his wife Irene of Fla., Darrell is the beloved father of Rachel Spalding and Drew Spalding, both of Cheshire. He is also survived by his brother Scott Spalding and his wife De of Ohio; his sisters, Dawn Donato of Ore. and Lynn Bruce and her husband Greg of Ore.; his mother-in-law Helen Duthie of N.J., and many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Donald Duthie.
Friends may greet Darrell’s family at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., on Friday, January 3, 2020, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410. Please meet directly at church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of his family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cheshire United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences for Darrell’s family, please visit www.fordfh.com.