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Spittal, Donald Hugh

September 8, 1930 September 18, 2014
Spittal, Donald Hugh
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Spittal, Donald Hugh Marion, September 18, 2014 Donald Hugh Spittal was born September 8, 1930, in Caledonia, NY, the son of Hugh Simpson Spittal and Teresa Agnes McCloskey Spittal. Don is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Elizabeth Ressue Spittal; his sons Tom (Martha) of Wilmington, DE, and Tim of Marion; grandchildren Chris (Julianne) of Philadelphia, PA, Joel (Katie) of Carmel, IN, and Marisa��(Noah) of New Haven, CT; great-grandchildren Joel, Faith, and Elizabeth; and brother John of Victor, NY. His sisters, Dorothy Spittal, Virginia Boyan, Ruth Canaan, and Rita Smith preceded him in death. After graduating from Canandaigua Academy, in 1948 Don joined the US Air Force and served as a mechanic in the 344th Bomb Squadron, 98th Bomb Group. On August 23, 1952, his sweetheart from home, MaryElizabeth Ressue, flew out to Merced, CA, to marry Staff Sergeant Spittal Upon completing his commitment to the Air Force in 1952, Don returned to the Rochester area and he and Mary eventually settled in Marion on her family farm. Don worked as an independent carpenter- contractor most of his life. In his spare time over the years he led 4-H kids, square-danced, and played golf, but most of all he loved working on his land and tending his cattle. Don exemplified the dignity of hard work. He was a wonderful husband, dad, gramps, and great gramps, and to know him was to love him. He will be dearly missed for his dry wit, his kind heart, his immense patience, and his quiet but deep faith. Friends may call at Second Reformed Church, 3757 Mill Street in Marionon Friday, September 26 10:00am to 11:00am. A funeral service will be immediately following at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Second Reformed Church in Marion or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Condolences may be expressed at


Immediately after calling hours at 11:00am

Friday September 26, 2014 at the Second Reformed Church 3757 Mill Street Marion, NY. 14505


Friday September 26, 2014 10:00am to 11:00am

Second Reformed Church 3757 Mill Street Marion, NY. 14505
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