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John W. Springer

January 31, 1938 January 15, 2024
John W. Springer
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Obituary for John W. Springer

John W. Springer, 85, of Gettysburg, PA passed from this life Monday afternoon, January 15, 2024 at SpiriTrust Lutheran Home, Gettysburg, PA. John will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


Born January 31, 1938 in Emmitsburg, MD he was the son of the late Glenn and Margaret (Royer) Springer. He was the husband of Ruth Pearson (Lewis) Springer, of Gettysburg to whom he was married to for 35 years. He was previously married to Barbara R. Smith of Gettysburg for 13 years.


Mr. Springer graduated from Emmitsburg High School in 1956 and enlisted in the United States Army serving from 1956-1959. He worked on the family farm after his years of service before going to work as a civialian with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseaeses (USAMRIID) at United Stated Army Fort Detrick. Later, John worked as the water inspector at the Fort Detrick Wastewater Treatment Plant before his retirement. John also worked at the A& P grocery store in Gettyburg for over 25 years.


John enjoyed going on fishing trips, chopping wood, peaceful walks in the woods, reading and especially spending time with family and friends. He greatly enjoyed attending the Mount Saint Mary's home basketball games.


In addition to his wife, John is survived by his daughter, Barbara Shelley and her husband Robert, of Thurmont, MD, four step-children, Chere High, of Jupiter, FL, Stephen Whiteman and his wife Robin, of Gettysburg, PA, Lori Sandoe and her husband Dave, of Biglerville, PA, Heather Flannery and her husband Scott, of Plano, TX, 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


He is also survived by three sisters, Janet Springer, of Rockville, MD, Audrey Glass and her husband Eric, of Emmitsburg, MD, Kathy Krom and her husband John of Laneville, VA and one sister in law, Mary Springer of Emmitsburg, MD. He was preceded in death by his son, John Wayne Springer, Sr. and his brother, George Springer who both died in 2022.


The family would like to express deep gratitude to all the health care workers at Spiritrust Lutheran of Gettysburg for the exceptional care they provided for 10 years. A special thank you to Krys Oliver who went above and beyond.


A Memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at the Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. The Adams County Allied Veterans will conduct full military honors following the service. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until the time of the service Tuesday prior to the services. Online condolences may be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.




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Tuesday

23

Jan

9:00 AM 1/23/2024 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/23/2024 11:00:00 AM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

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Tuesday

23

Jan

11:00 AM 1/23/2024 11:00:00 AM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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