Pamala D. Spawn

Pamala D. Spawn

ALTAMONT – Pamala D. Spawn — whose most important job was being a mother, her family said — died peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family and devoted friends. She was 54.

Born on March 15, 1966 to Helena and Gerald White, she graduated from Guilderland High School in 1984. She worked various jobs including at the State Bank of Albany, Stewart’s, Dr. Becker’s, 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 family wrote in a tribute. “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.”

She married Neil Spawn on Oct. 18, 2008. 

“She loved weekend bonfires, going to the Elks club to see friends, and going out to dinner,” her family wrote. “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.”


Pamala D. (née White) Spawn is survived by her parents, Helena and Gerald White; her husband, Neil Spawn; her son, Jerome; her brother, Scott and his wife, Judy; her 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. Online condolences may be sent to

Memorial contributions may be made to the Guilderland Animal Shelter at 6363 French’s Mill Road, Altamont, NY 12009 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at, or through the mail at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.


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