Sam “Tony” Spina, 82, of Roswell, passed away at home on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, after a lingering illness. His passion for golf was exceeded only by his love of family and his occupation as a pilot.
Tony was born on May 25, 1930 in Clarksburg, W.Va., to Antonio and Anna (Liptak) Spina. He graduated from Victory High School in Clarksburg and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served four years with his final duty station being Walker Air Force Base in Roswell. He realized his childhood ambition by becoming a licensed pilot and instructor. His career included 24 years as a pilot for the Login to read more