General Information

Full Name: Wayne E. Spector
Date of Death: Sunday, April 23, 2023

Wayne E. Spector of Paterson, NJ passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2023. He died peacefully after a prolonged battle with leukemia. He was 70 years old.
Wayne is the son of Benjamin and Gladys Spector (both deceased) of Cherry Hill, NJ. He is survived by his loving husband and long-time companion of 26 years, Raymond Yucis of Paterson, NJ. He is also survived by his son and son-in law, Joshua David and Jordan Chase Spector (Raleigh, NC), as well as his brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Sharon Spector (Westampton, NJ).
He was born Wayne Edward Spector in Philadelphia, PA on September 25, 1952. His early years were spent in Penns Grove, NJ before the family resettled in Cherry Hill, NJ. He graduated from Cherry Hill West High School in 1970 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) in 1974. A graphic artist equally talented in traditional drawing/painting and digital art, Wayne worked
for a number of years as an illustrator for Toys R Us. He spent his later years in the field of home staging and interior design/décor. Wayne was also a gifted singer and performer. As a child he sang regularly at venues
throughout New Jersey, and even once appeared on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour TV show. As an actor he worked in children’s theater and various summer stock and community theaters throughout the northeast.
Additionally, a joyful celebration of Wayne’s life is being planned for later this year. Details will
be announced at a later time.
For those who so desire, donations in Wayne’s name can be made to the charity of your choice.







Service Information

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
11:00 AM

Service at:
Louis Suburban Chapel
13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Get Directions to Louis Suburban Chapel


  1. Debra D Beachy

    Fond memories of a beautiful soul and wonderful father. He will be so missed. Rest in beautiful peace. We love you. Until we all meet again.

  2. Dale Meloni

    I remember Wayne as a guy who sang at my wedding – he had a beautiful voice. I worked with his mom so we heard all about him pretty much every day. There was no prouder mother anywhere!


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