Paula C. Spitzer

June 04, 1932 ‒ October 09, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Paula C. Spitzer lived her life by Colossians 3:12 “Holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Paula went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, October 9, 2017 at the age of 85.

Born June 4, 1932 in Mansfield she was the daughter of Paul Clever and Catherine Elizabeth (Dill) Clever Dailey. She married James R. Spitzer I on July 23, 1950 and they enjoyed 35 loving years together until his passing on August 28, 1985.

She was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School in 1950 and worked at the former North Electric Company for 21 years, managed Classic Family Video for six years and provided housecleaning and homecare for many. Paula attended the First Church of Christ Scientist in Mansfield and was very spiritual, easily quoting Bible verses. She was extraordinarily kind and loved her family and friends dearly.

She is survived by children Bill (Barbara) Spitzer of Mt. Vernon, Cathi (Tom) Moore of Great Neck, New York, Paula Ann Spitzer of Galion, James R. II (Shelley) Spitzer of Bradenton, Florida and Carl (Lynn) Spitzer of Howard; grandchildren Michele Fish, Michael Spitzer, Jennifer Grove, Joshua Spitzer, Tyler Moore, Jaime Moore, Jamie Spitzer, Beth Frey, Alexis Shaw and Austin Spitzer; 14 great grandchildren; sister Judy (Doug) Brunk of Mansfield and brother Charlie (Ramona) Mabry of Lodi.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by son John Spitzer; sister Doris Schwier and brothers John Stanley Clever and David Clever.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity of donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

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  • Paula was a wonderful person to know. She will be sadly missed by many people. May God be with you and your family at this difficult time. God bless you.

  • First time I met Paula was at the video store liked her from day one always pleasant and kind. The heavens has gained a new angel. To the family of Paula I’m so sorry for your loss sending prayers to you and your family.

    Maggie Bashoff and Jeff Robinson

  • Incredible loving and giving mother-in-law….She will be missed by many. She always had a positive spirit and her strong faith was evident.

  • Paula Ann,
    I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I got to know her through my present job and loved talking with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dear Spitzer Family:

    I got to know your mother because of my friendship with her daughter, Paula, when we worked together for many years. She was a gracious and lovely person, always upbeat and always with a kind word to say. It was my honor to know her. My sympathy to the entire family.

  • I just heard of your mother’s passing. I can’t believe she’s gone. I know she looked bad last week at moms funeral. Please let me know when her celebration of life is. I always loved and respected her. She was a kind and loving woman that will be missed. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Dear Judy,
    Your sister Paula and all your siblings
    and mother, were all my families
    most very dear friends since we moved
    onto STATE STREET in 1936.
    My sympathy to the entire family.

  • Dear Paula,
    We’re sorry for your loss. We know what a sweet lady your Mom was. Prayers for you and your family.

  • So very sorry for your loss. What a kind and gentle woman she was. I always enjoyed her smile. May God be near.

  • We have known Paula since she and Jim opened the Classic Family Video in Galion. We always enjoyed speaking with her when we happened to eat at the same fast food restaurants.. She will surely be missed by us and many others. You are in our prayers at this sad time. God Bless