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Leonard A. Spano

Leonard A. Spano

Died: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Age: 81
Leonard A. Spano, 81, of Marlette, passed away Wed., April 16, 2008 at home after a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 20, 1926 in East Boston, Mass., to Adam and Frances (Munisteri) Spano. He graduated from East Boston High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946.

Mr. Spano moved to the Detroit area and married Angela DePalma on Nov. 11, 1950 at St. Rose Catholic Church.

Mr. Spano was employed as a millwright with Local 1102. He and Angela owned and operated Spano’s Place Restaurant in Almont from 1974-1989. After retirement they moved to Gladwin, and have lived in Marlette since 1998.

He was past president of the Almont Lions Club and the Almont Chamber of Commerce, and is a former Almont Township Board member. He also belonged to the Gladwin Lions Club, the Shriner’s, the Almont-Dryden Masonic Lodge and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Marlette.

Mr. Spano deeply loved his family. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, woodworking and cooking at home for family members and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Angela; four children: Leonard “Mike” (Louise) Spano of Gould City, David (Rhonda) Spano of Almont, Diana Farley of Waterford, and Denise Keller of Caro; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also surviving are nine siblings: Adam (Frances) Spano, Anunziato (Susie) Spano, Salvatore (Mary) Spano and Stella (Karl) Collier, all of California; Angelo (Jean) Spano, Angeline Suarez and Victoria (Fred) Wallert, all of Florida; Vincent (Glenda) Spano of Louisiana; and Mary Comes of Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Frances Spano.

Funeral services were held Sat., April 19 at Hope Lutheran Church in Marlette with Pastor Bill Moldwin officiating. Arrangements were made by Marsh Funeral Chapel of Marlette.

Memorials are suggested to United Hospice Service of Marlette.
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