Stephanie Spicer

Obituary of Stephanie C Spicer

Stephanie Charlotte Spicer, 66, of Penfield, NY, passed away on March 18, 2023 at home.

Visitation will be held at Jennings, Nulton and Mattle Funeral Home in Penfield (1704 Penfield Road) on Thursday, March 23rd from 4-7pm. Burial will follow in Norwich, NY at a later date (family only). 

Stephanie was born in Norwich, NY, to William and Charlotte (Walworth) Spicer in December 1956. She was a 1975 graduate of Norwich High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Rochester.  In addition to her degree, Stephanie also met Bill Martens at the University of Rochester and he would be her lifelong domestic partner. 

Stephanie first put her education to use doing data management at Plymouth Rock Provision Company in Fairport, NY, and continued her interest in computer science and data management throughout her career.  She went on to work for the Genesee Brewing Company and the Frontier Corporation in Rochester, retiring from Frontier in 2021.  Later in her career, she specialized in human resources data management for corporate mergers.  She enjoyed her many friends made at these companies.  

Steph loved nothing more than taking the dogs to the park for a walk, or the occasional round of golf at nearby Shadow Lake Golf Course with Bill.  Although they never got very good at the game, it was always a pleasant walk in the woods.

After herself benefiting from early cancer detection Stephanie became an ardent advocate for increased screening and prevention. 

Stephanie is survived by Bill Martens, her sister Nancy (Thomas) Sherwood of Ohio, sister-in-law, Sandra Spicer of Florida, and nephews, Kevin (Hannah) Newman of Florida, Thomas (Beth) Sherwood of Maryland, Patrick (Anya) Sherwood of Sweden, and Jeff (Megan) Spicer of Florida. Stephanie was also a loving Great Aunt to Jeffrey Spicer, Patrick and Henry Sherwood, Penelope and Charlotte Sherwood, and Liam Newman.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Charlotte Spicer, sister Heather Newman and brother William Jeffrey Spicer.

Memorial donations may be made to Lollipop Farm (99 Victor Rd, Fairport, NY 14450), URMC Medicine Home Care (2180 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY 14580), the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (5008 Brittonfield Pkwy Ste 300, East Syracuse NY 13057), or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (P.O. Box 22487, New York, NY 10087-2487). 

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester for their compassionate care. 


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