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Frank M Spada

Frank Michael Spada Sr., 73, of Bayside, TX and formerly Olivebridge, NY passed away July 5, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Frank was born on April 28, 1941 in Ellenville, New York; he was the son of Frank and Vera Spada.

Mr. Spada was an attorney with a private practice in Accord, NY, for many years, as well as the supervising attorney for the Ulster County Department of Social Services until he was appointed as an assistant attorney in the NYS Department of Development Disabilities.  He enjoyed hiking, camping and hunting with his family and was generally happiest when out of doors.

Frank is survived by his wife Sandra Bayhylle Spada of Bayside; sons Frank Michael Spada Jr. and Michael Efim Spada; daughters Andrea Kortright and Kristen Spada all of Ulster County; brothers Richard Spada of North Carolina and Philip Spada of California and 5 grandchildren.

Memorial visitation will be held on Monday, July 14th from 5-7 pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St. Kerhonkson, NY. A memorial mass is scheduled for Tuesday at 10:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes, Kerhonkson. Burial will follow at Pine Bush Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Frank’s name to the American Cancer Society. 

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Dear Andrea and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Your dad was a great dad and you all have a lot of great memories to always remember him.
Bettie Terwilliger

Bettie Terwilliger Jul 14 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Sandra and family    Iam so sorry for your lost Frank was a wonderful person. For the past three weeks i have been thinking of the two of you and wondering what was going on Then on Sat the 12th i opened the paper and my heart was feeling sad. ithink of the funny things you would tell me about Frank Like the time they needed him in court and he went in with his hunting clothes on .I miss you and think of you often Please take care and God Bless you and your family.,

Valerie Woitasek Jul 12 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Andrea and family-  I was so sorry to read of your dad's passing.  I am thinking of you and your husband and daughters and sending my thoughts and prayers your way.   Lorraine

Lorraine Farina Jul 12 2014 12:00 AM

Dearest Sandy, Frank, Andrea, Christen, Michael, Rick and Phillip...

So very sorry to learn of Frank's passing. He was truly one of the most extraordinary human beings I've ever known. Fond memories will live on forever. The rattlers in the box in the garage were indicative of Frank's adventurous persona which set him apart from everyone else. On behalf of my dad, Harold, and myself, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sheila Lipton Hantman Jul 11 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Andrea and Family,
     So sorry to hear about your Dads passing. Although I did not know your Father I do know that he has a great daughter who has a wonderful family with awesome children! My prayers are with you and your Dad.
Charlie Murray

Charlie Murray Jul 11 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Sandra and Family: I am most saddened to learn of the passing of my friend. I cannot begin to express my condolences or the affection that I had for Frank. He was a unique man, in every positive aspect of that word. He had a heart as big as the great outdoors that he loved so much. During the years that he was the Public Defender and I was the Asst DA we were expected to be at loggerheads on a daily basis; I do not recall that we ever shared one cross word. Frank was a gentleman who loved his family, cared fro his friends, and always tried to do the "right thing". He will be missed dearly.

Joe Coburn Jul 10 2014 12:00 AM

Frank brought energy wisdom and a can do attitude when he joined us
as a Governor's appointee at the Office of Counsel NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Frank would often hike during his lunch break with a backpack full of stones to keep himself in shape. He arrived to work early and often stayed late carrying a heavier workload than many of the much younger attorneys in the office.
     Dear friend your wise counsel will be sorely missed.
                            Ric Wolfe

Richard wolfe Jul 9 2014 12:00 AM

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