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Thursday, June 29, 2017

James F. Spring, 85, of Bradford, PA

James F. Spring

James F. Spring, 85, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

He was born on September 14, 1931 in Syracuse, NY, a son of the late Francis and Dolores Kearns Spring.

He graduated high school in Syracuse, NY and he graduated from Niagara University, Lewiston, NY.

Korean War Veteran
On January 1, 1952 in Syracuse, NY he married Rita L. Murray who preceded him in death on October 16, 2006.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

After being honorably discharged from the service Mr. Spring worked as a certified pattern maker in his family’s business. He left his family’s business to work for the former Syracuse Pottery. The ceramic division of the company was bought out by the former Airco Speer. He then worked for Airco Speer until he left to work for Quaker State; which he worked for until he retired.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #108. Mr. Spring was a talented carpenter who especially loved wood carving. In his younger years he enjoyed going hunting and fishing.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda (Mark) Romanelli of Bradford and Diane (Bruce) Herzog of Bradford; two sons, Jack Spring of Charleston, SC and James (Becky) Spring of Clayton, NC; one aunt, Ruth VanDorpe of Florida; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Spring of Casanovia, NY; two cousins, Raymond DeWitt of Syracuse and Alan DeWitt of Florida; eight grandchildren, Michael, Bridget, Katie, Lauren, Andrea, Jessica, Erica and Anita; nine great grandchildren, Lily, Brianna, Andrew, Matthew, Jacob, Chase, Grayson, Derek and Darren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by one brother, John “Jack” Spring.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Patrick Cox of the Grace Lutheran Church officiating.

Private entombment will be in St. Bernard Cemetery

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

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