PORTAGE — SPAID – Griffith “Griff” Sr., 82, Portage, passed away Dec. 12, 2012, at home. Born Dec. 16, 1929, in LaJose, Pa., son of the late Norman and Octa (Spencer) Spaid. Preceded in death by parents; son, Griffith Spaid Jr.; and brother, Harold Spaid. Survived by loving wife of 60 years, Elizabeth “Betty” (Hancharik) Spaid; and sons, Robert Spaid, Portage; and Richard Spaid, and wife, JoAnn, Somerset. Also survived by grandchildren, Toni Lynn, Jody and Chris; and seven great-grandchildren. Brother of Jean Scarton, Pittsburgh; and Robert Spaid, and wife, Janet, Portage. Griff retired in 1983 from Bethlehem Mines as a supervisor of training. He formerly played baseball for Cambria County in the Industrial League, Ehrenfeld, Ebensburg and Everett Legion. He enjoyed and played all sports. He was a former manager of Little League Baseball Teams and an umpire in the Cambria County Industrial League. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed his time at Maple Crest Golf Course. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Portage, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Committal, LaJose Cemetery.
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Phyllis J. Burkhard
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Doris Marjorie Cooper
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