Nyla June Wallace Spitzer

February 18, 1926 - February 12, 2016
Nyla June Wallace Spitzer

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Nyla June Wallace Spitzer, of Williamsburg, VA, died February 12, 2016 at 11:00AM. She was born on February 18, 1926 in Clymer, NY, 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 Spitzer’s moved to Williamsburg, VA. 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 CO; two Grandsons, Brent L., Little Rock AK, and Jonathan M., Chicago IL.; and one Daughter in Law, Linda Leave, Des Moines IA. 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, 2016 at 11:00AM at Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Interment will take place at a later date in Clymer, NY.

Memorial contributions can be made to Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23185.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016
2:55 PM

Williamsburg United Methodist Church - Directions
500 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • February 15, 2016
    Jo Ann Youhas says:
    I visited Nyla while she lived at Chambrel, now Brookdale, and found her to be a delightful person. She was always organized and neat, and spoke many times about enjoying meeting her husband, Donald, in the dining room for a meal. I feel honored to have known her.

  • February 16, 2016
    Arden and linda Downey lit a candle:
    Lit since February 16, 2016 at 2:15:33 PM

  • February 16, 2016
    nancy palmer says:
    Nyla was one of our first acquaintances in Sherman. Her citizenship and professionalism served as a wonderful model to all those her life touched. Our sincere sympathy to Don and family. Alex and Nancy Palmer

  • February 17, 2016
    Robin Nelson Khakpour says:
    Eric, so sad to hear of your Mom's passing. Let's catch up some time.

  • February 17, 2016
    Scott Reed says:
    Dear Don, Eric,and Family, Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. She was my favorite teacher in school and will be greatly missed. RIP my dear friend