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Dr. Helen A. Spencer

Dec 28, 2012

Dr. Helen A. Spencer

Dr. Helen A. Spencer, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 16, in Fort Myers following an illness. A native of Clarks Summit, Helen was the daughter of the late Leo and Irene Spencer.

Dr. Spencer was a graduate of Newton Ransom High School and East Stroudsburg University. She worked at public schools in New Jersey and Delaware while earning masters and doctorate degrees in physical education from New York University. She taught at Skidmore College and the University of California, Santa Barbara before settling in Connecticut. She was a professor at the Arnold College Division, University of Bridgeport, Conn., and was the director of athletics. She was an educator, writer and advocate of women in sports.