Thomas "Tom" Huyett Spatz
Thomas "Tom" Huyett Spatz, 83, of Wyomissing, Pa., died on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017, at
The Hill at Whitemarsh in Lafayette Hill, Pa. Born on May 29, 1933 in Reading, Pa.
He was the son of the late William Spatz and Laura (Huyett) Spatz. He was the husband of Mary
"Mamie" L. (Boyle) Spatz. The couple most recently resided at Sunrise of Blue Bell, Pa., but
also had a home in Wyomissing, Pa. Tom and Mamie traveled the world together and rejoiced
in their children and grandchildren.
Tom graduated from McKinley Tech High School (1951) in Washington DC., and the
Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tom spent most of his career working at, and retired from, N.C.R. Corp. where he was a
Systems Analyst and Systems Architect and was repeatedly recognized for his important
systems contributions. Tom loved strategy. He was a Life Master at Bridge and an avid player.
Tom was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Reading, Pa., and also attended St. John
Lutheran Church in Blue Bell, Pa. Tom's faith was an integral part of his life.
In addition to his dear wife, Mamie, Tom is survived by 1 son, George Reynolds Spatz, husband
of Mital Spatz, of Chicago, Ill.; 1 daughter, Laura Ellen Spatz O'Donnell, wife of Michael W.
O'Donnell, of San Antonio, Texas; and 4 grandchildren: Shreya and Maya Spatz; and Max and
Samantha Kate O'Donnell. Also surviving are 6 step-children and 13 step-grandchildren:
Michael McGowan (Stephanie) of Birdsboro, Pa., and their children, Jason and Maise; Patrick
McGowan (Cathy) of Blue Bell, Pa., and their children, Andrew, Colleen and Julie; Sean
McGowan (Marsha) of Wyomissing, Pa., and their children, Ryan (Eleanor) and Peter; Suzanne
Wright (John) of Greensburg, Pa., and their children, Rachel, Samantha and Courtney; Kelly
McGowan of Blue Bell, Pa.; and Kevin McGowan (Megan) of Alpharetta, Ga., and their children,
Shannon, Caitlyn and Sarah.