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Wolfgang Spitzer (1922 - 2013)

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Spitzer, Wolfgang

Wolfgang Spitzer, of Bronxville, passed away on January 14, 2013 at the age of 90. He was born on May 11, 1922 in Bonn, Germany. He attended Oberlin College and then went to Harvard on the GI bill after serving for the United States Army Intelligence from 1942-1945. Wolfgang worked as a professor of French Literature at Sarah Lawrence College for 37 years. He married his beloved wife Cecily in 1958. Wolfgang and Cecily lived in Bronxville. Wolfgang is survived by his loving wife Cecily, his daughters Jennie Schaeffer and Numi (Glenn) Mitchell, and his grandsons Jeremy Sherman and Eli Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Suzanne Marie Spitzer. He was known for his love of literature and the Arts and was remembered as an inspired teacher by his students. A Memorial Service will be held at THE WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, INC., EASTCHESTER on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 2-4pm. Memorials are suggested to C.A.R.E. Gift Center, P.O. Box 7039, Merrifield VA 22116-9753. Online condolences can be given at

Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 16, 2013
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