Edward O. Spangler
08/04/1930 - 10/23/2015
Sgt. Major - Edward O. “Bud” Spangler, 85, of McSherrystown, entered into God’s eternal care Friday, October 23, 2015, at Genesis Healthcare in Gettysburg. He was the husband of Toyoko (Ito) Spangler, his wife of 63 years. Born August 4, 1930, in McSherrystown, he was the son of Arlington E. and Geraldine H. (Lippy) Spangler. Ed was retired from the US Army after serving his country proudly for 30 years. His awards according to merit: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/1st oak leaf cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal w/1st oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/1st oak leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal w/silver clasp & 10 loops, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. His decorations were: Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal w/1st oak leaf cluster, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 Device, and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/palm. Ed had been a Boy Scout, a 1948 graduate of Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown and a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in McSherrystown. Ed was a life member of the VFW Post 6945, American Legion Post 14, Amvets Post 22, McSherrystown Knights of Columbus, McSherrystown Home Assoc. where he previously was a bartender, Hanover Home Assoc., Bonneauville CWV, Hanover Elks, Littlestown Eagles and the McSherrystown Moose. Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, Katherine Spangler of McSherrystown and Patricia Pendleton of Washington, PA; three grandchildren, Nathan Miller and wife Melanie, Stephanie Kay and husband Aaron and Megan Pendleton; four great-grandchildren, Thomas and Madison Miller and Brayden and Hailee Kay; three siblings, Gloria Small of Hanover, Constance Hartlaub of McSherrystown and Marguerite Spangler of York. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lucille Wherley, Catherine Mehring Killeen and Mary Louise Slagle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 am Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Annunciation Church in McSherrystown. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and relatives will be received 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm Monday, at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, with a prayer service at 8 pm. Contributions in memory of Ed may be made to Annunciation Church, 26 N.Third St., McSherrystown, PA 17344.
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Posted at:10/26/2015 3:03 pm
Kris Kichty - email@example.com
Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Posted at:10/27/2015 9:09 am
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Julie, Ed and I are so sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers to you and your family during this terrible time. Remember if there is anything that I may do, please let me know.
Posted at:10/26/2015 12:12 pm
Jim Shaffer & Jim Minor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat, We are very sorry for your and your families loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. If there is anything we can do don't be afraid to ask. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim & Jim
Posted at:10/26/2015 10:10 am
Janet Weimer - email@example.com
Pat and your entire family; I know what you are dealing with and my heart goes out to you and your family in this time of loss. I can only express to you my deepest sympathies and understand the heartache in which you have been going thru. My best to you and your family! As always, if there is anything in which I can do for you, please let me know.
Posted at:10/26/2015 10:10 am
Beth Makowski - firstname.lastname@example.org
My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted at:10/25/2015 1:01 pm
Donna Perez - email@example.com
Pat, please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Posted at:10/25/2015 5:05 pm
Kim Bryant - firstname.lastname@example.org
It was my pleasure to know and take care of Ed. He always had a smile for me. He will be missed!!!! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.
Posted at:10/25/2015 11:11 am
Penny Powers - email@example.com
So sorry for your loss Pat. The loss of a father is a very hard thing to deal with but you will get through this. Remembering the good times helps ease the sorrow and pain. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.