Source Credit: The Morning Call

George F. Spaits, 75, of Northampton died Monday, October 7 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg Bethlehem. George and his wife Martha Dympna (Doherty) Spaits celebrated 52 years of marriage on January 31st. Born April 3, 1938 in Hokendauqua, he was the son of the late Frank and Ethel (Beidleman) Spaits. George honorably served his country in the United States Navy and retired after 20 years of service. He was also employed at Bell Telephone which became AT&T. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans post #454, Veteran of Foreign Wars post #4714 and the American Legion post #353 all of Northampton. George was a member of Queenship of Mary Church. He was a member of the Northampton Borough Recreation Center and would work out daily. Survivors: Besides his wife, Martha; sons, Frank Spaits and his wife Leatha, of Northampton, Michael Spaits and his wife Sharon, of Navarre, FL, Damian Spaits and his fiancee, Ayesha, of Lancaster, CA; daughter, Colleen, wife of Matt Szerencsits, of Lewis Center, OH; two granddaughters, Siobhan and Ciara; brother, James Spaits and his wife Donna, of Jacksonville, FL; stepbrothers, James Mills and his wife Linda of Stiles and Frank Mills and his wife Kathy, of Coplay. Services: A Burial Mass will be celebrated on Friday October 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church; 1324 Newport Ave.; Northampton. Family and friends may call Thursday 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday 9 to 10 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Burial with military honors will follow in the Our Lady of Hungary Parish Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted to Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the church c/o funeral home.
Published in Morning Call on October 8, 2013