Rebecca Sue Spink
Rebecca Sue Spink, 79 of Attica, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, November 2, 2020 at her home. She was born October 22, 1941 in Ishpeming, MI to the late John F. Larson and the late Lois C. Marshall Larson.
Sue graduated high school from Mynderse Academy in 1959, followed by a teaching degree from Cortland College in 1963. She taught in Horseheads and Alexander while raising her 6 children. In the 1980’s she started on Fairlands Dolls and Antiques. Through the years she became an authority on rare dolls and collected many herself as well as many beautiful friends along the way. She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution and multiple doll clubs. She loved time with family and her dogs, playing cards, watching the Bills games and looking at her birds outside her kitchen door. She enjoyed golf for many years and shot a hole in one at Quiet Times! She received a lung transplant in 2005 and a kidney from her daughter, Marcia, in 2012, which allowed her many more years to spend with those she loved. The family would like to thank the many doctors who helped her along her journey.
Sue is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Dr. Harry “Bud” Spink of Attica; children, Cheryl (Kevin) Grover of Attica; Christina (Edison) Spink-Formanski of Alden; John (Sara) Spink of Attica; Marcia (Robert) Austen of Avon; Sarah Spink of Castile; Melissa (Christopher Beck) Spink of Attica; sister Robin Rohrer of Canandaigua; 13 grandchildren, Victoria, Genevieve, Hayden Grover; Gabriel and Isabella Formanski; Liam and Emma Spink; Kyra and Logan Austen; Grace and Samuel Miller; Aubrey and Tessa Hazzard; great-grandchild Harlan Doll; dogs Oscar and Fritz; along with many nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. An 11:00AM Graveside Service will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Lung Transplant Association at www.upmc.com or to Family House Fund at www.fhfund.org. For more information please call 585-591-1212, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main St., Attica, New York 14011.