• Spencer DeVito

     

    Graduated LCS-1956

     

                Spencer DeVito lettered as a starter in varsity football, baseball, and basketball for four years and played tennis for one year at Lyons Central School.  He was and still is regarded by long time Lyons sports fans as the best football player to graduate from Lyons.  He was also a stand out defensive player on Coach Dick Blackwell’s 1954 Class A Section V Championship team.  He went on to play football and lacrosse at Hobart College.  He later furthered his education at SUNY Brockport with a B.S. in Education, then a Special Education degree from Syracuse University, and finally two Masters Degrees from the University of Alaska.  He became part of the education system for twenty-five years from football coach to elementary school teacher and ending with school administrator.  When he retired in 1985 he was directing programs in the area of correspondence in Alaska for 21 schools with over 10,000 students.

                He was recently awarded Alaska’s “Pioneer Award” for being instrumental in playing a major role in the development of Alaska’s Tourism on the Kenai Peninsula. He was the first licensed professional fishing guide on the world famous Kenai River in Alaska.             

                Family life is important to him with his nurturing and supportive wife Judy, four children and seven grandchildren.