George Spater '66

Barbara Williams Thorsen (ACP '66) writes: "Cameron Watson (ACP '66) informed me of the passing last year of one of our classmates, George Spater, and I was able to find the following social security data posting and a local obituary.  Though George was a good friend of a close friend of mine, I didn't know him well.  I do remember that George was intelligent, and always friendly, kind and helpful. He had a welcoming smile and I think of him as a man with a very gentle spirit. I am ever grateful for a cherished photo he took for me on my last night in Paris in 1966. I would very much enjoy reading any memories of George that other classmates are able to share with the rest of us.... Barbara Williams Thorsen '66"

Jun 05, 1945-Jul 07, 2009
Last residence:  36532 (Fairhope, Baldwin, AL)

George G. Spater, 64, a resident of Fairhope, died of coronary artery disease Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Thomas Hospital.

He was a graduate of the Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass. He attended the American College in Paris, Oberlin College and received his B.A. from the University of Arizona, Tucson. He earned a Master’s degree in industrial psychology at George Mason University in Washington, D.C.
He was employed with the Washington Police Department in an administrative position for many years.

After returning to Fairhope, he explored various volunteer opportunities. In 2002 he worked as a volunteer with the Parade of Tall Ships in Mobile’s Tri Centennial Celebration. He had a special love of animals and helped with the bird rescue efforts at Weeks Bay.

Survivors include a sister, Suzanne Spater of San Francisco and Fairhope.

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