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Pamala D. Spawn

ALTAMONT – Pamala D. (nee White) Spawn, 54, passed peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family and devoted friends.

Pam was born on March 15, 1966 to Helen and Gerald White. She was a 1984 graduate of Guilderland High School. She worked various jobs including State Bank of Albany, Stewart’s, Dr. Becker and most recently as a bus driver for Guilderland Central School District.

Pam was blessed with the birth of her son Jeremy in 2001. Her most important job was being a mom and she beamed with joy as she watched Jeremy grow into a fine young man. She found happiness in caring for animals and critters of all kinds. Her home was a testament to her loving spirit and passion for pigs and Native American culture.

Pam married Neil Spawn on October 18, 2008.

She loved weekend bonfires, going to the Elks club to see friends and going out to dinner. She enjoyed casino gambling, country music and cowboys and having a beer with friends.

Pam’s legacy will be the multitude of friends she made along the way. She picked and chose them wisely and they owe her a place in their hearts where they hold her memory dear. She loved her friends fiercely and was happiest spending time with them; cracking jokes and coming up with one-liners.

In addition to her parents, husband and son, Pam is survived by her brother Scott (Judy); aunts, uncles and many cousins; her lifelong friend Katherine Martel along with Jason Lindell, Michael Van Auken, Ellen Dorato, Sue Spiak, Cathy Kranker and Dawn Bershwinger.

Services will be announced at a later date due to the coronavirus mandates. 

Donations may be made in Pam’s memory to Guilderland Animal Shelter, 6363 French’s Mill Rd, Altamont, NY 12009 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org/donate, or through the mail at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.


I am so saddened by this news. Pam and her family have such a special place in my heart as I spent many evenings at her house when I was a young adult and she was a teen. I like to think I had an impact on her, she and her family definitely did on me! From my first taste of venison, to many long chats and discussions, even though we havent seen each other in years..love fills my heart as I think of you. Sorry we didnt connect again in your adult years. Prayers, peace and blessings to all of your family....til I see you again Denise C

Denise cavanaugh Mar 26 2020 12:00 AM

Helen and Jerry, I am so sorry for your loss. There is nothing worse than burying a child or a parent who is called home too soon. My heart and prayers are with you all.

Sharon Ditton Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM

Roseanne Palumbo Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Pamala Spawn

Roseanne Palumbo Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

Connie Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Pamala Spawn

Connie Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

Jeremy and Neil, I am so sorry for your loss. Pam was and is the best!

Gary Lee Mar 17 2020 12:00 AM

Pam you Put up Hell of a Fight. But We have it from here Honey. No more Pain.

Neil Mar 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Pamala Spawn

Neil Mar 17 2020 12:00 AM

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