Gene Springer, of South Heights, PA passed away from natural causes on Nov. 17, 2017, at the age of 93. He was comforted by his loving family. Born Nov. 24, 1923, he was a lifelong resident of South Heights, moving to North Canton, Ohio over the last three years. He was the son of the late Eugene D. Springer, Sr. and Hattie Guynn Springer. A 1941 graduate of Ambridge High School, he began working at the American Bridge Company, but this was interrupted by WWII when he served his country in the US Navy seeing action within the Pacific Theater (Marshall Islands, Leyte, Ulithi). Benefiting from the G.I. Bill, he graduated from Geneva College with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Following work with a national CPA firm and substitute teaching at Moon Area schools, he accepted a position as an Industrial Engineer at J&L Steel Aliquippa Works and retired in 1985 with 34 years of service. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 39 years, the former Elizabeth McCartney who died in 1992; his close friend, Anita Colarossi; and his nephew, Harry Springer. He is survived by his son, Thomas; daughter-in-law, Diana; two grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan, of North Canton, Ohio; his brother, Harlan of Panama City, Florida; sisters-in-law, Mildred Springer, Janet Springer, Veronica McCartney; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gene was likeable and friendly with a witty sense of humor. He served his county as well as his country. Some of his volunteerism included auditor, planning commission and zoning board member of the Borough of South Heights, life member and secretary for 20 years of the 5 Points Hunt Club, 25-year AARP volunteer and income tax preparer, and 15-year member of the supervisory committee of the LTV No. 1 Credit Union (now West-AirComm). Socially Gene was an avid hunter, bowler, and golfer. He belonged to the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 348 for over 70 years, and was a dedicated and active 60-year member of the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church serving on various church boards including Sunday School superintendent. Visitation will be at the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, PA 15003 from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. A memorial service will be held at the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 183 New Bethlehem Church Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001 at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, with the Reverend Randall K. Clow, officiating. There will be viewing at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Private interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.
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PostedNovember 21, 2017