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Retsuko Spayde

Retsuko “Miki” Spayde, 90, formerly of Hershey, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022, in the Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.

Born in Nagoya, Japan, on December 13, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Masaji and Shu Kobayashi.

Miki retired as a clerk in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine. She also worked as a seamstress and bus tour guide. Miki loved listening to classical music and caring for flowers. She also enjoyed tap dancing at One Broadway in Hershey, and going to Hershey Park.

Miki is survived by her daughter, Yoko Spayde of Annville; several brothers and sisters in Japan; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 10 a.m. in the Annville United Methodist Church, 1 North College Avenue, Annville, with The Rev. Heather E. Hammel officiating. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township. Viewing will be in the church Thursday from 9 AM until time of the services.

Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is entrusted with Miki’s services.

Those desiring may send memorial contributions to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Philadelphia, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Online condolences may be shared at

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