Keller Spittler, a long-time prominent resident of Lake View
celebrated her 97th birthday on Jan. 13, 2008
Spittler was born in
1911 in Buffalo, NY to Michael and Amelia Dormeyer Keller who owned and
Tavern on Military Road. Dorothy's maternal grandfather Karl Dormeyer
was born in Germany around 1851 and came to the US in 1880 - his occupation
was noted as cigar maker.
Dorothy moved to Derby, NY then to Lake
View. She married Charles
"Sox" Spittler Sr. and they had 2 children, Betty and
Charles "Bud", Jr. Charles Spittler Sr. died in 1999 at the
age of 90 and Charles Spittler Jr. died in 1998. Dorothy had 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She also had 3
brothers, Michael, Wenzel, and Emil who are all
During her life she was active in the Lake View Congregational Church, the Order of
Eastern Star, Lake View Home Bureau, American Association of Retired Persons
and the Hamburg Travel Club. She was also recognized by the Lake View
Volunteer Fire Dept. when Charles Spittler was honored in 1998 for his 71
years of contributions, for being a willing participant in her husband's
commitment and service. Her fondest memories
included children, grandchildren, good friends and traveling.
When asked to what she attributes her longevity she replied,
"The Lord has been good to me."
1930 with daughter
Dorothy Keller Spittler died December 3,
2008. She will be missed by her many friends and relatives.
Notice from Buffalo
SPITTLER - Dorothy A. (Keller) Of Lakeview, NY, December 3, 2008; loving wife
of the late Charles Spittler, Sr.; mother of Betty N. Blakely and the late
Charles Bud Spittler, Jr.; sister-in-law of Donald Duke Spittler; also survived
by seven grand and 11 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Friends may
call Sunday from 2-9 PM at The ADDISON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 262 N. Main St.,
Angola, NY. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held Monday at 11 AM in The
Hamburg Wesleyan Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lakeview
VFD Benevolent Fund, City Mission or Roswell Park.
Contributed by Susan Ward Merk, niece of Dorothy Keller