Sammy "Sam" Roy Spano passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at an Arlington hospital. He was born in Shreveport, La., on Dec. 22, 1937, and was married 56 years to his surviving spouse, Mitzy C. Spano. Sam was preceded in death by his father, Frank Spano; his mother, Marie Pappa Spano; and his brother, Johnny Spano. Sam served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps
and he held various positions, for various employers, in civilian life. Sam leaves a legacy of love, sacrifice and unwavering devotion to his family, and he has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Survivors: Sons, Steve and Kerry Spano; daughters, Darcy Wright, Amy Wirtzberger and Michelle Neal; brothers, Frankie and Anthony Spano; sisters, Carol Protho and Marianne Farrior.