LifeNotes: Sandi Spika Borchetta’s Father Passes

Condolences go out to Big Machine Label Group’s SVP Creative Sandi Spika Borchetta on the loss of her father Albert Joseph Spika. The 87-year-old died peacefully with his family by his side on Feb. 3. The father-in-law of BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta, Spika was a lifelong music aficionado who played sax in the family orchestra from high school well into his adult years.

A Celebration of Life is taking place Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. in Delta, Colorado, at the Hellman Motors showroom (750 Hwy. 92, Delta, CO, 81416). In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Music Has Value Fund in memory of Albert. The donations will be used to support and encourage music programs in Delta, Colorado schools.

The Music Has Value Fund is a fund within the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and all proceeds from products and donations go to music-in-schools programs.

Friends and family can click the red donation button on or visit


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