Woodstock – Donald A. Spaeth, 67, of Joy Rd., died Friday, March 13, 2015. He was the loving husband of Pamela (Barry) Spaeth. Born in Jamaica, NY., he was the son of the late Edward Allison Spaeth and Helen Muriel (Schneider) Spaeth.
Donald attended the Canterbury School in New Milford, Ct and graduated from Williams College with the class of 1969. He served as a First Lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division; 1971-1973. He was an English teacher for both the Hyde School and Woodstock Academy. A lifelong musician, he later went on to open String Tinkers, an artisanal music store in Putnam.
In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by his son, Thomas Allison Barry Spaeth of Brooklyn, NY; his daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Spaeth of Portland, OR; his brothers, Peter Edward Spaeth of Mineola, NY and Edward Gregory Spaeth of Stony Brook, NY and his niece Corinne Helen Spaeth of Mineola, NY.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Donald’s family from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday March 19, 2015 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.