Theodore J. “Teddy” Sporner

Theodore J. “Teddy” Sporner, 74, of 418 West Creek Road, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.

He was born November 3, 1938, in St. Marys, son of the late Aloysius B. and Alberta J. Wortman Sporner.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  He was a retired employee of PennDOT, retiring in 1998.

He is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Garcia of St. Marys and Susan (Theron) Steffan of Kane.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Sporner, James Sporner, and in infancy, John Sporner.

Mr. Sporner served in the US Army, serving in Korea during the Vietnam War.  He enjoyed working at his sawmill and operating heavy equipment.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Thomas More Sikora, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Rides 4 Vets, PO Box 70, Ridgway, PA  15853.

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Marconi July 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

As a neighbor growing up on Joseph Road, Ted couldn’t have been nicer. I always had fond memories of Ted.
I am sorry for your loss.

Denise Sarnoski July 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Dear Betty and Susan,
SO SORRY TO THAT TED HAS PASSED. I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR QUITE A LONG TIME AND HE WAS ALWAYS NICE TO US. GAVE ME THE BEST RECIPE FOR “GREEN TOMATO WINE”! GOD BLESS.
Denise Shaffer Sarnoski

Bernie Pomeroy July 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

Susie and Betty,
Sorry for the loss of your brother. Many years since I have seen Ted. He and you are in my prayers.
Your cousin, Bernie

Deb Stahli July 24, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Worked with Ted at Penn DOT and he was always a nice guy. Haven’t seen him in years but thought of him. So sorry for your loss.

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