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American Dreamer


Ron Spurga found success and love despite his humble beginnings Cover Story as appeared in Long Island Jewish World – December 23-29, 2022 / By AUSTIN FENNER Before Ron Spurga earned his reputation as a successful investment banker on Wall Street and authored books on how to invest money and create personal wealth, he said he was “a kid from the Lower East Side of Manhattan with a small...

In Memory Of His Late Love


Banker Ron Spurga honors her with a gift to her alma mater As appeared in Long Island Jewish World – December 23-29, 2022 / By AUSTIN FENNER The bright spirit of Hanukkah giving came early this year when more than 150 people gathered at Hunter College in Man­hattan to celebrate the opening of The Marie Colwell Memorial Terrace at the school’s Leon and Toby Cooper­man Library. The terrace...

Missing Her And Mourning


My wife died early this year. “Closure”? It’s just a word. As appeared in Long Island Jewish World – July 22, 2022 / By RON SPURGA Ron Spurga, longtime friend of the Jewish World, lost his wife early this year. His expression of his undiminished love for her, born of excruciating pain and longing, moved us so much that we present it here in its entirety. My wife Marie Colwell died of ovarian...

Elegy to an Elegant Woman


I first met my future wife, Marie Colwell at the Irving Trust Company in New York City. It was 1972. We were both looking for love in all the wrong places. Marie was in charge of training new hires and I was in charge of managing their productivity. We were both second-generation working class strivers. Marie from Bushwick, Brooklyn and me from Needle Point Park in Tompkins Square . Stricken by...

Five Cents Plain: A Serving of Nostalgia from the Lower East Side


December 2021 / It was 1959 and Nat King, Roland Wallace and I had just won Boys’ Club of New York Blue Jackets, satin symbols of years-long battles in the trenches of the Lower East Side against other, equally ambitious 15-year-olds, especially the very tough Jewish kids from the Boy’s Brotherhood Republic. Along with the jackets came an evening with one-time welterweight boxing champion, Barney...

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Best-selling financial author, Wall Street investment banker, social commentator, award-winning poet, energy consultant, off-Broadway producer, and community organizer in Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign, Ron Spurga is the ultimate Renaissance Man.

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