Akron - Mr. John G. Spaeth, 95, of Akron, a test specialist at Niagara Mohawk Power Co., in Batavia, died Saturday, October 30, 2010at Greenfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Lancaster.
Mr. Spaeth was born October 22, 1915 in Cheektowaga, a son of the late Christian and Sarah (Bennet) Spaeth.
He served during World War II with the Army, was a member of Oakfield United Methodist Church and a past long time member of the Akron United Methodist Church. He traveled to 49 states and was a member of the Avion Travel Club, American Legion, Glenn S. Loomis Post #332, was active in yearly reunions of the 876 a/B Engineer Aviation Battalion and enjoyed electronics.
His wife, Viola (Harfman) Spaeth died in 2003.
Survivors include his son-in-law, James Houghton of Depew; 2 grandchildren, Rebecca (Matthew) Davidson of Rochester and Andrew (Theresa) Houghton of Attica; a brother, Christian Spaeth of Clayton; 2 sisters, Ellen Weiss of Buffalo and Barbara Wight of Akron, 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Joan Spaeth Houghton who died in 2003 and brother of the late David Spaeth and Charles Spaeth.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Oakfield United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy West, Amherst, NY 14228 or to Oakfield United Methodist Church, 2 S. Main St., Oakfield, NY 14125. Arrangements were completed by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home of Oakfield. Burial will be in Cary Cemetery in Oakfield. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.com.