Anna Spath

February 24, 1940November 23, 2018

Anna Spath, 78, of Oneonta, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at her home after a brief illness. Anna was born February 24, 1940, in Middletown, NY to the late Peter and Helen (Vandermark) Elliott, Sr. She was a resident of the Stony Point and Middletown area for over 40 years. On October 12, 1974, Anna married John Spath, Jr. in Suffern, NY. John predeceased her on May 5, 2012. Anna worked for Letchworth Developmental Center as a Direct Support Staff until her retirement. Upon her retirement Anna and John moved their family to Oneonta. Anna loved to read in her spare time. She especially enjoyed reading books about the Amish Culture. She also was a doll collector. Anna is survived by her daughter Dorothy Spath of Clarksville, TX; her sons, John J. Spath III of Oneonta, Ryan Spath and Lynne Fancher of Otego, and James Spath of Oneonta; her sister Margaret Kanoff of Middletown; her loving grandchildren Mattia and Imani; her loving great grandchildren Tristen, Christopher, and Shakim; She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Rebecca Spath; her brothers Peter Elliott, James Elliott and Richard Elliott as well as by her sisters Marie Clouse and Irene Stephens. Friends may call on Friday, November 30, 2018, from 4-8pm in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta, at which time the family will be in attendance. Funeral Services for Anna Spath will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 11am in the Bookhout Funeral Home with the Rev. David Rockwell, officiating. Committal Services and burial will follow in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery. To light a candle or send an online condolence, visit Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Calling Hours Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2018

Anna Spath

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Dorothy Spath

November 28, 2018

I didn't really believe,
That one day you would leave,
I thought that I would be prepared,
For all the times we shared,
I didn't know how bad it would hurt,
The day you left this earth,
They say I sound like you,
And that I'm just as strong too,
Please don't worry about us,
You taught us to be tough,
I really love and miss you mom,
Ill see you when I too am called home.
Your daughter,

Tina Nieves

November 28, 2018

I tried for years to find my Aunt Ann, we lost touch but then one day I found her. My mom and I had one day with her. Her sister was so happy to finally meet her sister .I called my aunt often to see how things were going. We had plans to have a bbq next summer but it never happened. Ann will be missed a lot and we love her.