On Tuesday, Los Angeles City Councilmember of District 4, David Ryu, closed L.A.'s City Council meeting in honor of Faye Spanos.
The beloved wife of Los Angeles Chargers owner Alex Spanos, Faye passed away peacefully last week at the age of 92. The city of Los Angeles also presented a certificate detailing the adjournment honor.
Councilmember Ryu's full comments are below:
"I'd like to adjourn this meeting in honor of Faye Spanos. Faye was born in Florida in 1926. Her childhood was not an easy one. Her mother died at a young age, and she grew up taking care of her father and younger brother. When she was 18, she met the love of her life, Alex Spanos, a young man in the Air Force who was stationed in Florida. In one glance, she knew he was the one. After four years of long-distance courtship, they got married and moved to Stockton, California, where they decided to settle and raise a family for the next 70 years. Married life found them working side by side in the kitchen of Alex's father's bakery, and the young couple began to build their family as they welcomed their children Dean, Dea, Alexis and Michael. As the couple's success in business grew, they became the owners of the now, Los Angeles Chargers. Through their prosperity, they have been able to give back to their community through donations benefitting schools, the arts, hospitals and people in need. Faye passed away on August 8 at the age of 92. She is survived by her husband, Alex, four children, 15 grandchildren and (12) great-grandchildren. May she rest in peace."