Date of Birth December 28, 1951
Date Deceased March 14, 2024
Hometown Hammondsport
Home State N.Y.
Service Date March 20, 2024
Service Time 3 p.m.
Service Location Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, Hammondsport

RAYMOND W. “RAY” Spencer

HAMMONDSPORT – Raymond W. “Ray” Spencer, 72, passed away late Thursday afternoon (March 14, 2024) at his home after a two-year illness with pancreatic cancer.

Born in the Town of Urbana on Dec. 28, 1951, Ray was married on July 22, 1971 Jacqueline (Cahill) Spencer on July 22, 1972 at the Hammondsport Methodist Church.

He was a graduate of Hammondsport High School and Corning Community College. Ray was employed by the Taylor Winery and the Campbell Savona Central School District.

A member of the Snowflake Snowmobile Club, Ray had many hobbies and interests including, Diablo (computer video game), pool volleyball, building/ fixing/ home improvement, quite artistic (photography, computer graphics, bowling ball lawn art), always happiest when outside or helping others, car detailing, gardening , Grass Roots Festival of Music, coaching Babe Ruth baseball, watersports and marathons.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Spencer; son, Bob (Ana) Spencer; daughter, Angie Gemignani; grandsons, James Spencer and John Spencer; granddaughters, Veronica Gemignani and Bianca Gemignani; and his cousin, Patrick DeLap.

He was predeceased by his mother, Virginia Myers; a brother, David Spencer; and his maternal aunt, Genevieve DeLap.

There will be an hour of calling from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday (March 20, 2024) at the Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 35 Main St., HAMMONDSPORT where a Remembrance of Life will take place beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday.  A Celebration of Life to follow this Summer.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to either the Hammondsport Fire Department or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Ray’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Ray are welcome at or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.



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7 Responses

  1. Rau Spencer was one of a kind. I worked withhim at the CSCS School District and I did not consider him a co worker, but a friend. Always helpful and upbeat he supported both his co workers and the students with a smile on his face. He loved his family fiercely and was proud of them. He will be missed and my heart goes out to his family.

  2. Dear Jackie and family,

    We are saddened to learn of Ray’s passing. We wish you the comfort of happy memories.

    Sincere condolences.

  3. He was a great teacher. Had him a few times in middle school for both computer class and an afterschool program focused on computer art. You could really tell he was passionate about his job and students.

  4. My deepest condolences Mr Spencer was a teacher of mine at Campbell Savona truly enjoyed his classes and his brilliance fly high

  5. So sad to hear he was the best computer teacher spent a lot of my time in his room after school for scifair he will be missed tremendously

  6. I always looked forward to Mr Spencer’s computer class, I have never forgotten the importance of being able to type, because of him! My family sends our deepest condolences for his family and friends.

  7. Jackie, I am saddened to hear of Ray’s loss. Being both from hammondsport, we were able to become friends when we worked together at CS. I still remember when he allowed the students to tear apart a computer for the first time. He was a proud father and husband. Good man.

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