Carole G. Sponable

Carole G. Sponable, 80, of Phoenix, NY, passed away on Friday April 21, 2017 in Syracuse. Born to her late parents, Doris E. (Planck) and Cecil M. Group on September 17, 1936 in Syracuse, NY. A graduate of Baldwinsville Academy, class of 1954.
In 1958 Carole move to Phoenix with her late husband Willard C. “Spike” Sponable. Since 1973 she was the owner /operator of Carole G. Sponable Accounting. Carole was a member of Pennellville United Methodist Church; a former member of Phoenix United Methodist Church; a Village of
Phoenix Trustee in 1989; the Mayor of of the Village of Phoenix from 1990-1994; lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary Enterprise Fire Co. # 1, Phoenix; the chairwoman
of the Community Youth Council; and a major proponent of
the annual fireworks program on the Oswego River, as well
as a longtime co-coordinator of the Bridge House Brats
youth program. Go to for a
tribute to Carole in costume and of course donning her
signature sunflower hat. Recently, she was bestowed the
honor in an inaugural event by receiving a Lifetime
Achievement Award in 2016 from the village of Phoenix
officials and the Phoenix community. Carole was also
active in the Schroeppel Community Services department
in various programs for adults and children. She served
on the Schroeppel Town Council as well.
Predecease in death by her husband Willard C. “Spike”
Sponable on November 28, 1973; her son Danny T.
“Puffy” Sponable on April 1, 2005; her sisters Barbara
Gerhardt and Marcia Boyce.
Surviving are her son Robert T. (Betsy) Sponable of
Tunbridge, VT; three daughters Delaine Virtucio of Columbia,
SC, Kim Fields of Plant City, FL, and Jennifer Sullivan of
Virginia Beach, VA; one sister Shirley Johnston of Baldwins-
ville; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several
nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Services are on Sunday June 4, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. in the
Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 County Route 54,
Pennellville, NY 13132. The Rev. Jeff Hodge will officiate
the service. A calling hour period will be from 1 to 2 p.m.
prior to the service in the church sanctuary as well.
At 4 p.m. the same day, following the church service a
celebration of life remembrance service for Carole will be
held in Henley Park at the Bridge House downtown Phoenix.
In lieu of flowers: contributions in Carole’s memory can be
made to Francis House, Syracuse; The Bridge House Brats
Youth Council; and the Pennellville United Methodist Church.
Burial will be on Monday June 5, at 10 a.m. in Pine Plains
Cemetery, 8686 Henry Clay Blvd., Clay, NY 13041.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix has
care of arrangements.

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