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John Sprague

John B. Sprague Sr.

Friday, October 29th, 1926 - Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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Obituary

John B. Sprague, Sr., 93, of Pennsburg, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at his home. He was the widower of Lottie (Lubin) Sprague, sharing 60 years of marriage before her passing in 2015.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Walter S. and Ida E. (Melvin) Sprague.

John was a graduate of Northeast High in Philadelphia and then started a career as a methods engineer. He would do cost estimations for Standard Press Steel. He was also known to be a “jack of all trades.”

John was a 35-year member of the Royal Rangers, where he held many leadership positions and was also a past president of for the former Paradise Manor.

His love for reading, poetry and book collecting, lead him to own and operate his own book store in Pottstown called “John’s Used Books”. He also enjoyed playing chess, and was known to be a chess expert.

Surviving are his two sons, John Sprague and wife, Sharon of Mahanoy City and Daniel Sprague of Pennsburg; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by a daughter Charlotte Sigmund; and a brother, Melvin Sprague.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington St., East Greenville, PA 18041. A burial will follow in Christ Union Cemetery in Barto. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM prior to the service. All guests are asked to observe current CDC guidelines during the viewing, service and graveside committal. Offer sympathy to the family at www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:45pm
    When
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 11:00am - 12:45pm
    Location
    Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home
    Address
    222 WASHINGTON STREET
    EAST GREENVILLE, PA 18041-1414
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home
    Address
    222 WASHINGTON STREET
    EAST GREENVILLE, PA 18041-1414
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    All guests are asked to observe current CDC guidelines during the viewing, service and graveside committal.

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Bethlehem Firefighters Local 735

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Tammy Crossin

Posted at 06:47pm
I met John at Lighthouse Church. He helped me to practice Spanish when I was taking a semester in College. I always made a point to say hello to him. John was a very kind man and loved the Lord. I hope you are dancing John. Adios, mi amigo.
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Rev. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Higgins

Posted at 10:17am
Amazing Man of God! He will be missed. Love and Prayers
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