Lisa Spector

  • "She touched many of us in ways beyond what we can convey..."
    - The Captain
  • "I never met Lisa... or knew about here, but if Mike and..."
    - Charlene Swankie
  • "Lisa was only in my life for a short while, but her impact..."
    - Mike Thomas
  • "Lisa, I still think of you and I know I am not alone in..."
    - Heidi Thomas
  • "there is so much to say. lisa was a true sister. we loved..."
    - cari beltane

Former Alaska resident Lisa Spector, 51, died Oct. 27, 2008, in Port Townsend, Wash.
A memorial gathering will be organized by the family.
She was born Oct. 22, 1957, in Oceanside, N.Y.
Lisa will be remembered by her family for her insight, empathy and wit; by her clients and colleagues for her caring work as a social worker in Bloomington, Ind., and Anchorage; and by her communities for her passionate commitment to peace and social justice.
Lisa was predeceased by her daughter, Danica Spector, who was also committed to the same ideals as her mother.
She is survived by her father, Herb Spector of Carlsbad, Calif.; her sisters, Helena Spector of Anchorage and Alida Gertz of Cleveland, Ohio; her brother and sister-in-law, David Spector and Magda Bechar of Belchertown, Mass.; and her nephew, Lafe Spietz of Boulder, Colo.
Donations in Lisa's memory may be made to Food not Bombs ( or PFLAG (
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2008