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Maria Lynn Spencer

Obituary for Maria Lynn Spencer

October 11, 1983 - October 16, 2020
| Age 37

Cherished Daughter, Sister, and Aunt


Maria Lynn Spencer (nee Castellano), age 37, passed away on October 16, 2020. She is survived by her parents Louis and Janice Castellano (nee Boyle), her sister Lisa Dillon (Brandon), her brother Michael (Taylor), her brother James, and niece and nephews Oliver, Charlie and Connor. She is also survived by her "adopted" family of Scott and Vanessa Pugh and their children Madeline and Owen.

Maria worked as the administrator for Velocity Church and she was a huge advocate for children all around the world. Maria worked with young people at E-Crew, SummerFest, Summer in the Son, and planned citywide events for children on Cleveland's east side. She went on medical mission trips to Ecuador, South America, and Uganda, Africa, to work with children who were rescued from human trafficking. The impact of her work resulted in her being a financial supporter of children in both those countries. One of her proudest moments was performing the marriage services for her brother Michael and his wife, Taylor.

While there will be no public celebration of Maria's life, there will be two opportunities to remember her. A private family service and a Velocity community service will be shared virtually on October 31, 2020 on Velocity Church Cleveland's Facebook page.

Memorial contribution in Maria's name can be made to "Velocity Church" at P.O. Box 21089 South Euclid, Ohio 44121 or online at

Busch Funeral Home 440-842-7800

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