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Nyla June Wallace Spitzer, of Williamsburg, died at 11 a.m. February 12, 2016.
She was born on February 18, 1926, in Clymer, N.Y., the daughter of Blaine J. and Ethel Eldridge Wallace. She was a graduate of Clymer Central School, State University of New York, Cortland, and held a M.Ed from St. Boneventure University. She did further graduate work at Jamestown Community College, Syracuse University, and SUNY, Fredonia. She taught women’s physical education at Franklinville Central School, Lincoln Junior High School, Jamestown and Sherman Central Schools. She retired in 1983 as a junior high English teacher in Sherman.
Mrs. Spitzer married Donald J. Spitzer April 12, 1952, and lived in Sherman until 1994 when the Spitzers moved to Williamsburg.
In Sherman, she was active in the Sherman Community Church, Norton Raspas Post American Legion Auxiliary, Chautauqua County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, American Field Service. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Women Educators, National Education Association, National Association of English Teachers, Kappa Delta Pi, Honorary Education Society and the NYS Retired Teachers Association.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Eric J. Spitzer, Johnstown, Colo.; two grandsons, Brent L., Little Rock, Ark., and Jonathan M., Chicago, Ill..; and one daughter-in-law, Linda Leave, Des Moines, Iowa. She was preceded in death by one son, Van J. Spitzer, August 17, 2005; a brother, Maynard B. Wallace; and sister, Maxine Cady.
While living in Williamsburg, she was active in the Williamsburg United Methodist Church and the Olive Casey Circle. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma there and was an employee at the Silver Vault for several years.
A service will be held on Tuesday, February 16, at 11 a.m. at Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Interment will take place at a later date in Clymer, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Bucktrout of Williamsburg.
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