John L. Spagnola



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Greece: Sunday, March 3, 2019 at age 71. Predeceased by his parents, John & Marjorie Spagnola; brother, David; sister, Jean Lucas. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Elaine (Barbato) Spagnola; devoted children, Jolene (Dan) Dettman; John (Kim) Spagnola; grandchildren, Joey & Alaina Dettman, Liana and John “Jack” Spagnola; siblings, Joseph (Raelene), Dolly (Peter) Iascone and Debbie (Dan) Zanni; sisters-in-law, Anna (Melnyk) Spagnola and Joanne Kramer; many nieces, nephews and cousins; loving family and dear friends. John’s visitation will be held Thursday, March 7th 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, March 8th 9:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church 3003 Dewey Avenue. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


  1. Joe and Bella Mondo on March 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    John ever time we would see you . You would always ask how everyone in our family was doing and to make sure I would say hello to them from you . As much as you were going thru you always had a smile . Your pain is over now may you Rest In Peace . You will be missed.

  2. Debbie Zanni on March 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My brother Skip had a great love for all of his family.

    Living next door to him as our kids were little, he would play outside with them and the neighbor kids. He had a way with kids to make them laugh.

    I remember he brought me home a dog two different times in my childhood The one dog was a husky and always got loose which was a challenge to get him to come back home. My mom wasn’t too thrilled he brought the dogs home but I was!!!

    I would always iron hankies for him. He was very particular with the way my mom had to iron his clothes, prefect creases.

    I will miss making him split pea soup as it was a favorite of his.

    I will miss you my brother!!
    Your little sister-Debbie

  3. Anna Spagnola on March 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Skip could always make me laugh. He was funny!! He had the best smile and was always quick with the smile no matter how awful he might have been feeling I will miss you. RIP Skip

  4. Sue Smith on March 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Elaine and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

  5. Debbie Bray on March 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Elaine, Jolene, Dan, John , Kimberly and family,
    My heart goes out to you at this time. It is very hard to let go and accept a passing of a loved one. John is no longer suffering here on earth, he is pain free. John is smiling down on his family with the great smile that he is known for. His heart is full with pride, as he had a lot to be proud of. He had a loving, devoted wife and two beautiful successful children who blessed him with AWESOME grandchildren. He loved his family. He will live on through your smiles and compassion for life.
    God Bless, Debbie and Don Bray

  6. Carl C Simms on March 7, 2019 at 12:00 am

    To Joe and Family I want to express sincere condolences for the loss. I pray that God gives you strength during this challenging time. God Bless

  7. H Eubanks on March 7, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Today, I learned that your family is mourning the loss of John. Please accept my condolences and be assured that almighty God is certainly aware of your painful feelings. May God comfort and sustain you to get through this day and others to come. Isa 41:13. Wishing your family all the best at this most difficult period.

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