SPITZER--Wolfgang, of Bronxville, New York, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2013, at the age of 90. He was born on May 11, 1922, in Bonn, Germany, and came to the US with his parents in 1936. He attended Oberlin College, and then went to Harvard University on the GI Bill after serving his country in US Army Intelligence from 1942 - 1945. He taught for 37 years at Sarah Lawrence College, where he was a distinguished professor of French Literature. Wolf married his beloved wife Cecily in 1958, and is also survived by his daughters Jennie Schaeffer and Numi Mitchell, and his grandsons Eli Mitchell and Jeremy Sherman. He was preceded in death by his daughter Suzanne Marie Spitzer. Wolf was known for his love of literature and the arts, and is remembered as an inspired teacher by his students. A Memorial Service will be held at The Westchester Funeral Home, Eastchester, NY, on Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 2-4pm. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to C.A.R.E Gift Center, P.O. Box 7039, Merrifield, VA 22116 - 9753. Online condolences can be given at: westchesterfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The New York Times on Jan. 19, 2013