Merritt A. “Whitey” Spoth

Merritt A. “Whitey” Spoth, of Akron passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on October 31, 2019. He was born on January 21, 1931 to the late Edward and Irene (Daigler) Spoth.

Whitey grew up in Swormville and attended St. Mary’s Grade School and Amherst Central. He then went on to serve his nation in the U.S. Army. Whitey and Joan Thuman were married On December 1, 1956. He retired as an equipment operator from Lafarge in Lockport, NY in 1986. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Jurek American Legion Post. He loved playing cards, especially Euchre, Pinochle, and Cribbage.

Loving husband of Joan (Thuman) Spoth; beloved father of Denise (Gary) Edwards, Janet (Jan) Ginter, Gregory (Sandra) Spoth, Marilyn (Andy) Kelkenberg, Theresa (Randy) Vogel, Lisa (Nigel) Pelton; proud grandfather of 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Whitey is also survived by a brother, Kenny (Louise) Spoth and a sister, JoAnn “John” Mulvey.

Friends and relatives may call on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 2 -7 PM  at Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:30 PM on Monday, November 4, 2019 at St. Mary’s of Swormville Church, 6919 Transit Rd., East Amherst, NY 14051. (Please Assemble at Church). Charitable contributions may be made in Whitey’s memory to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hosp Palliative Care and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.