John "Sam" Spiers

Obituary of John "Sam" Richard Spiers

John “Sam” Richard Spiers, 68, of Freehold passed away at CentraState Medical Center on Thursday, March 12, 2020. He was born and raised in Wales, United Kingdom, lived in London and Eardisley before settling in Freehold in 2007. Sam was a Physical Education and Geography Teacher in the United Kingdom for many years. He was a lifelong supporter of the Swansea City Football Club and was a member of the NYC Swans. Sam will always be remembered for his wit as well as his love and knowledge of wine. He had a love for the blues and was an avid guitarist. Above all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon Rose Spiers of Freehold; daughter, Sarah Frances Rooney and her husband, Joshua of San Francisco, CA; son, Emlyn Spiers of UK; stepdaughter, Gabrielle Haase and her husband, Daniel of Ocean Grove; stepson, Joseph Scire-Chianetta of Freehold; and grandson, Francis.

Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Interment will be private. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, visit