Sanford L. ‘Sandy’ Spotts



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Greece: Friday, August 24, 2007. He is survived by his son, Paul D. Spotts; sister, Suzie (David L.) Foster; brother, L. Denton Spotts; grandchildren, Julie & Jenny. Family and friends are invited to his Funeral Service MONDAY, 7:00 PM at Bethany Presbyterian Church (3000 Dewey Ave. Rochester, NY 14616). Interment will be held in Jeromesville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church.


  1. Frank R. Posato on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    A friend and colleague. We taught together at Olympia HS. Rest in Peace Sandy.

  2. Dr. Allan O'Grady Cuseo (Br. Donogh Allan MGC) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    All those years together at Greece Athena offer so many memories. We were there at the beginning – when it was the ‘glory of Greece.’ Rest in peace, dear friend. You are not gone from us – only changed. Rest in the arms of Jesus.

  3. Karen Pearson on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    And gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche.’ [Chaucer] Kind, generous, compassionate, and full of good humor, Sandy was always smiling, always upbeat, always dedicated to his students. Each life that he touched will carry a part of Sandy within the heart. Karen Pearson, English teacher, Olympia

  4. Michael T. Graves on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Colleague at Olympia for many years, friend, conscience, and delightful curmudgeon. We will miss you.

  5. Dara Hanners on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear dear Sandy, Your time was much too short. I will always remember you and our Class of 1963 with you as our counselor. The Class Play, the trip to New York City…you coming back for a Black River Class reunion many, many years ago…and our renewing correspondence by email during the past five years. You were a blessing in my life and will be dearly missed. Until we meet again, friend – Dara, Cleveland Ohio

  6. Karen Erb on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am very sorry for your loss. I had know Sandy for over 20 years, helping him and preparing his personal income tax return. He was very much a distinguished character and very much liked. I definitly will miss him. My sincere sympathy and prayers for Sandy and family. Karen Erb

  7. Margaret (Margo) DiLella on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I have many memories of Sandy (Mr. Spotts) from the Olympia High School drama club. Some of my fondest memories of high school were from the musicals. It was the kind, caring adults who guided us who made those times really great. Thanks, Mr. Spotts, for helping us be our best on stage.

  8. Rev. Carin Farmer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I served with Sandy on the Committee on Ministry. He had a wonderful, thoughtful presence to him. I’ll miss him and be praying for his family – Carin

  9. Kathy Mackey Willis on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I was a student of yours at Ashland High School. I graduated in 1966. I have fond memories of you as a teacher. I’m sure you will be sorely missed by your family and friends. God be with you.

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

    My sympathy to the family of Sandy Spotts. I taught with Sandy at both Athena and Olympia. I always enjoyed his wit and humor, and his theatrical productions.

  11. joan vogt on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Sandy – As a member of your ‘Every Day Spirit’ class at Bethany we will miss you. You taught us so much about life. May you rest in peace.

  12. Martha Dieter on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Sandy was example of what it truely means to be a ‘good and faithful servant’ of God. What a blessing! What a wonderful soul! Now you do know all.

  13. Sandy's Sister, Suzie on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Sandy, Yesterday’s influence Today’s memory Tomorrow —reunited! Love Your sister, Suzie

  14. Dr, Meredith Reiniger on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We shared many wonderful days, many students, and many activities during the years that Greece respected the art of teaching. Sandy was one of the special teachers whose heart and ethics were gifts to kids and his colleagues. I will miss his emails, his amazement at the world as it is, and sharing memories of what we had experienced… Sandy’s immortality is lodged in the hearts of all those students who were cherished by Sandy. Meredith, English teacher at Olympia

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