Roberta Carol Spector
October 28, 1938 - June 23, 2020

Roberta Carol Spector

Roberta Carol Spector
Oct 28, 1938 - Jun 23, 2020

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Roberta Carol Spector, 81, of Dallas, Texas passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020.
Roberta was born in New York City, New York on October 28, 1938. She attended the Bronx High School of Science and then college at University of Vermont. Roberta married the love of her life, Donald, the year that she graduated and went on to a career teaching high school English in upstate New York. Roberta loved literature, opera, beaches, dogs, her family, and warm weather. After retiring in 1996, she and Don moved to Tucson, Arizona where they lived until they moved to Dallas to be closer to their children, Howard and Lisa, and their grandson, Finley, whom she adored.

Natasha (Mazzei) Kaiser on Jul 7, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Roberta. She and Donald were my parents' (Olga and Vincent Mazzei) dear friends and I had Roberta for a teacher at New Hartford High School. She was an incredible teacher and instilled a love of reading and writing in me that has carried throughout my life. She was a stickler when it came to grammar and I think of her often with gratitude because I have a made a career out of writing and she definitely laid the foundation for my path. Roberta had an incredibly funny and warm personality and I enjoyed the time I spent with her as a child and teenager both at my parents' home and in the classroom. May she rest in peace.

“Buster” & Carol Cataudella on Jul 1, 2020

We were saddened to hear of Roberta’s passing, and were unaware of Don’s passing. She was a mainstay in the English Dept. at New Hartford. Our son Dave will tell you Mts. Spector was one of his favorites. He “got” her sense of humor, and teaching style. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Eric, Teresa, Jack & Helen Reed on Jun 26, 2020

Howard and Spector family. Shalom! We truly have appreciated your friendship and the opportunity to spend time your parents. Your father was a great mensch and your mother absolutely the same. I enjoyed their shared stories, insights and advice. See your mom as a fixture at baseball games supporting Finley and the team in her chair brought a true family spirit to all of the games. Watching how they interacted and respected each other and the pride they have for you and the family was wonderful. The memories that she and your dad created for us will never be forgotten.

Marisa Zac on Jun 26, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Even though we are not physically there with you, know that we are from the heart. It is so sad to say goodbye to your lovely and beautiful mom.
Love to you, Lisa and Finley
Marisa, Gustavo, Lucia and Matias

Sina Hekmat on Jun 26, 2020

We are all so sorry for your loss. Roberta was a strong woman with great convictions and unending love for her family, in particular her son, daughter-in-law and grandson. We will all miss her dearly, but know she is in peace with her dear husband. We wish we could physically be there with you, but know that our hearts are with you during these difficult times. Love and peace. The Hekmat family

Kate Popejoy on Jun 25, 2020

CandleI am so sorry for your loss of Roberta, in what has already been a challenging year for you. I am glad though, that she was able to spend such quality time with you during her years, along with Don, in Dallas near you. Those memories will be a source of comfort for you as you grieve. Love and hugs to all of you.
Kate Popejoy



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