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Donald Eugene Sphar Sr.

November 11, 1931 ~ May 30, 2019 (age 87)


Donald E. Sphar, Sr., 87, of Washington, PA, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at his son's home in Concord, NC.

Donald was born November 11, 1931 in Washington, PA to the late Lester Sphar and Virginia Blacka.  He was also preceded in death by beloved wife, Thelma Louise Sphar. 

Donald was a veteran of the United States Army.  He served during the Korean War, stationed in Germany.  Donald was a Little League coach in south Florida for baseball and football.  Upon retiring from Western Electric after 35 years of service, he enjoyed playing softball and tracing the family genealogy.

Survivors include daughter, Joan Sphar-Johnson of Columbia, SC; son, Don E. Sphar, Jr. and wife, JoAnne, of Concord, NC; daughter, Louise Sphar of Hollywood, FL; sister, Suzanne Mycyk of Ambridge, PA; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Donald will be laid to rest with military honors on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:00 am at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord NC is serving the Sphar family.

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