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Richard Matthew Spitzley

Died: Monday, March 01, 2004
Age: 84
Richard Matthew Spitzley, 84, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at the Critenton Hospital in Rochester Hills.

Born on September 21, 1919, in Detroit to Carl Spitzley and Rina Matthews, Mr. Spitzley graduated from Eastern high school and attended Wayne State University.

He worked as a senior executive vice president of the Evening News Association in charge of strategic planning and acquisition. The association is the parent company of the Detroit News and WWJ radio and television.

Mr. Spitzley enjoyed golf and the outdoors.

He is survived by daughters Nina Scripps Spitzley and Christina Scripps Molt; sons R. Matthews Spitzley and James Scripps Spitzley; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his wife Mary Ann Scripps Spitzley.

Interment is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308.
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