September 30, 1944 - March 5, 2014
Donal A. Spaulding, 69, of Cortland NY passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 5th. The date also marked the 51st anniversary of his marriage to the love of his life, Helen. Don graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1962 and joined the U.S. Army as a Specialist until 1965. He and his father, Frank, operated Spaulding Photography Studio in Cortland until 1979, and he then spent the next 15 years at Pall Trinity Micro, Corp. He then worked for St. Mary's Church and served his community as both a city alderman and a county legislator. Don was an active member of St. Mary's parish where he and Helen served as lectors, Eucharistic ministers, and Pre-Cana facilitators. He enjoyed woodworking, golf, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Helen (O'Rourke), children, Stephen (Elaine) Spaulding of Deposit NY; Robert (Mary) Spaulding of Cortland; Jon David (Samantha) of Oswego NY; Theresa (Michael) Nguyen of Bethesda MD; Katie (Timothy) Baker of Clay NY; Timothy (Sabrina) Spaulding of Shapleigh ME; and Beth (Justin) Stoner of Clay NY. Don leaves behind 11 grandchildren (and another on the way), two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his siblings, Marilyn Mannino of Clearwater FL; David Spaulding of Cortland; Daniel (Toni) Spaulding of Ocala FL; and Debi (Paul) Vinnedge of Largo FL. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N. Main St., Cortland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 2 PM at St. Mary's Church in Cortland. Because St. Mary's played such an important role in Don's life, in lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Mary's School, 61 North Main Street, Cortland.
Donal A. Spaulding, 69, of Cortland NY passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 5th. The date also marked the 51st anniversary of his marriage to the love of his life, Helen. Don graduated from St. Mary's... View Obituary & Service Information
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