Sally Ann (McIntosh) Spath, 72

OSWEGO, NY – Sally Ann (McIntosh) Spath passed away Monday January 18, 2016, after 72 well-lived years and a valiant battle against long-term health issues.

Sally Ann (McIntosh) Spath
Sally Ann Spath

A life resident of Oswego and SUNY Oswego graduate, Sally was a dedicated teacher for many years at Oswego city, St. Mary’s and Trinity Catholic schools, touching the lives of countless students.

Sally was an active member of St. Mary’s Church, serving as a religious education teacher, first communion leader, bazaar volunteer, reader, and lay and Eucharistic minister.

Sally was active in the community as a member of her class reunion planning committee, volunteering at Human Concerns and taking classes with “the girls at the Y.”

Sally enjoyed going to Oswego State hockey and New York Yankees games, spending time with her beloved grandchildren, sewing and creating crafts for family and friends, travelling with her husband and family, and watching the world go by from her front porch.

Sally is being welcomed into the House of the Lord by her parents, Joseph and Ellen McIntosh; and siblings, Orin McIntosh, Jeanette Currier and Marsha Schaffer.

She leaves behind to mourn her loss and cherish her legacy her beloved husband of 50 years. William; sons, Michael (Karin) and William (Kristin); grandchildren and lights of her life, Emily, Adam and Benjamin; sister, Kathryn (John) Rucynski; as well as many brothers- and sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews, dear friends, former students and colleagues.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, Sally requested donations be made to either: St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, Human Concerns Center Food Pantry, or the Scleroderma Foundation.


  1. To Bill and the entire Family, I wish to extend my sincerest condolences on Sally’s passing. I pray that God send His spirit to comfort you during this time of sorrow. Keep her memories close, and know that her love will help you through. You will be in my prayers. I will miss her at Church and the hockey games

  2. My sincerest prayers and well wishes to all…A wonderful woman who will be missed greatly by all of us who were lucky to know her.

  3. Mr Spath,
    My family and I are so sorry to hear about your loss, you and your wife were a real insparation to me and my family as we became members of St.Marys and she was a real big influance with our son Martin he said that she was very polite to him when he had worked with her at the bazarr she will be greatly missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless You.
    Sincerely The Orta Family

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