Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Pleasant View Church of Pleasanton for Spencer S. Voyne, a resident of Menlo Park since 1964 who died Nov. 4 after a short bout with cancer. He was 80.
Mr. Voyne was born in Oakland and moved to Southern California as a small child. He attended Lowell High School, Whitman College and the University of Southern California.
From the age of 19, he worked for Pacific Telephone Co., retiring in 1986, his family said.
In midlife, he became a baseball umpire and was a member of the Old Time Athletes Association.
In his later years, he traveled extensively in China representing China Products, an import/export firm started in the 1970s. The firm imported tea, chili peppers, honey, down, and other products. He often entertained Chinese businessmen when they came to this country, said family members.
Mr. Voyne is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gladys of Menlo Park; sons Stephen Voyne and Michael Voyne; and three grandchildren.
The family prefers donations in Mr. Voyne's memory to the Salvation Army or to the Pleasant View Church in Christ in Pleasanton.