Ethel L. Spahn



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Rochester: Tuesday, June 26, 2007. Predeceased by her husband, Robert W; son, Robert S; grandson, Mark Young and son-in-law, Michael Young. Survived by sons, Kenneth, Donald(Rose Ann), Lawrence(Carmela); daughters, Elizabeth(Greg)Young-Boyce, Barbara(Robert)Gotham, Christine(Richard)Giambrone, Mary Ellen Gotham, Teresa(William)Allocco; daughter-in-law, Mary; sister, Ruth Courtney; sisters-in-law, Virginia Friday, Irene(Charles)Eckert; 19 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a resident of St. Ann’s Home for the past 6 years and leaves many friends there. Lifelong member of Holy Family Church, where she was Bingo Captain, Past President, Holy Family Rosary Society, Past Secretary, Board of Director, Charles Settlement House, St. Ann’s Community Choir. Friends may call Wednesday evening 7-9 and Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9 at Vay-Schelich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. (North of Maiden Lane). Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 9:30AM at Holy Family Church(Ames & Jay Sts.) Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make contributions in her memory to Holy Family Church, Charles Settlement House, Hospice of Rochester or St. Ann’s Angel Fund.


  1. Christine Fredericks Stiefel on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Beth, I’m so sorry .I just heard of your Mom’s passing. I am unable to attend the services but please know you and the Family are in my thoughts and prayers. In friendship and sympathy. Chris Stiefel

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  3. Judy Warney(Whittaker) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I’m so sorry about your Mom. I just found out ,I just got an e-mail,or I would of been there for all of you. My thought and prayers are with you. Judy

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  5. Judy Warney(Whittaker) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  6. Laurie Rotich on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    On behalf of the staff of Better Hearing Centers, heartfelt condolences to the Spahn family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Jim Wido on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Spent hours and hours at the Spahn home on Ames Street as a youngster. Many of those hours were spent with Ethel listening to her many stories. So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a beautiful and giving member of the community. She will be remembered in our prayers. – Jim Wido and Mary (Short) Wido

  8. Ivan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    thanks for letting me view your guest book and giving me all the information

  9. Dawn Marie Chmiel on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To all of Ethel’s family – My prayers are with all of you. I enjoyed having Ethel in my choir at St. Ann’s – she told me every Sunday how she just loved to sing. I feel privileged to have known her and I will miss her. God bless you all. Dawn Marie Chmiel St. Ann’s Chapel

  10. Mary Wido on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To my dear friends, I will be praying with you this morning in celebration of the life of a wonderful, giving woman. The death of a parent is difficult to cope with, but hopefully, you will be able to remember and smile upon the very good times. God Bless and take care of each and everyone of your families. Love, Mary and Jim Wido

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