After graduating from high school in ’51, George played football at Rider College, New Jersey, for a couple of years. A little time after college George had a tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles. But coming into camp slightly injured he didn’t make the team. He was asked to come back the following year, but declined. George went on to play semi-pro football in the ’50s with the Glen Cove teams with a very talented group of teammates, along with his older brother, the late “Buddy” Spellman. “Sonny” and “Buddy” were know as “here come the Spellman boys.”
During the early ’50s George met Wessie Cisco of Oyster Bay. Soon after, they were married in June of 1956. George worked at Grumman Aircraft for seven years before joining the Nassau County Police Department in 1963, Second Precinct., Hicksville. In 1968 George was promoted to detective at headquarters, the Community Relations Bureau. He retired in February 1984.
In addition to his wife, survivors included his son George H. III of Glen Cove and Glenn A. of Westbury and his sister Katherine Cullum of Glen Cove.