George Aaron Spencer Sr.

George Aaron Spencer Sr., 73, of Abrams Road in Wells, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 3, 2014, after a long illness.

Born July 22, 1940, in Gloversville, NY, he was the son of the late Barney and Lillian Spencer. George attended Gloversville High School. He was married to his childhood sweetheart, Mildred E. Spencer (Abrams) for 53 years. George was a longtime military veteran, serving four years in the Navy and seventeen years in the Army; this included two tours in Vietnam. He worked for Mohawk furniture, Coleco and Lexington Center. He also ran several businesses including George’s convenience store and George’s redemption center in Wells, NY. A few of his hobbies included building things, fishing, four wheeling, boating and panning for gold.

George was a dedicated husband and loving father. He is survived by his wife, Mildred E. Spencer; son, Charles S. (Robin) Spencer II; daughter, Bonnie M. (Robert) Busch; and son, George A. (Melissa) Spencer; grandchildren included James, Christina, Robert and Stephanie Busch, also of Wells. He also had two great-grandchildren. He also has one surviving sister, Blanche Hayes of Fonda, NY and also several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life to be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, all donations should be made to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Northville Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at

A limb has fallen from the family tree.

I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me.

Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.

The good life I lived while I was strong.

Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you.

Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.

My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.

Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.

Continue traditions, no matter how small.

Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls.

I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.

Until the day comes we’re together again.

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