Vincent Spadafora, Jr.
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Canastota- Vincent L. Spadafora, Jr., 65, New Yorker Ave, died Friday, March 15, 2013, in Oneida Healthcare. Born in Oneida on September 6, 1947, he was the son of Vincent and Rose Barbano Spadafora. A lifelong resident of the area. From 1967 1970 Vincent served in the United States Army as a sergeant, while serving two tours of duty in South Vietnam. Vincent received an Associated Degree from Onondaga Community College, went on to earn his Bachelor of Science at SUNY Empire State College, and then a Masters Degree in Education through Hamilton University of Wyoming. He married Elaine Sorbello in Sherrill on May 31, 1991. Vincent was employed with Onondaga Community College as an Assistant Professor, teaching Radio Broadcasting. Also taught for forty years as an Electronic Media Communications Professor at Onondaga Community College. He had forty-two years of broadcasting experience working for various radio stations. Mr. Spadafora, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, was also an Inductee of the National Pop Warner Football Hall of Fame, and the President and League Rep for Tri Valley Pop Warner Football Conference. Survived by his wife, Elaine; two daughters and son-in-law, Jill and Loran Crosby, of Canastota and Megan Green and her companion, Scott Muggle; two sons, Vincent Spadafora III, of New Hampshire and Anthony Spadafora, of Canastota; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jaki and Bill Boyd, of Texas and Fran and Fred Manzella, of Ithaca; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Thomas and Peggy, of Canastota, Richard and Jan, of Oneida and Robert of Oneida; and two grandchildren, Carter and Mason Crosby. Funeral services will be held 9:45 AM Tuesday, from Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 300 South Peterboro Street, Canastota and 10:30 AM from St. Agathas Church, where the Funeral mass will be celebrated. Interment will be made in St. Agathas Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 9 PM Monday. Contributions, in his memory, may be made to the
, PO Box 7, 6725 Lyons Street, E. Syracuse, NY 13057. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home. To light a candle, please visit www.campbell-dean.com
Vincent Spadafora, Jr.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Mar. 17, 2013