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James E. "Jimmy" Springer Sr., 71, of Hermitage, passed away in his home at 1 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 21, 2017) surrounded by his loving family (including time with his brother, Danny, and sister, Roilyn) from an extended illness.
He was born March 18, 1946, to Roy and Caroline Glover Springer in Uniontown.
He attended Uniontown High School and was a union painter for Local 1066 for 24 years where his co-workers nicknamed him "Super Brush." He then retired as a laborer from Steelite Inc. of Wheatland after six years.
His hobbies included walking in Buhl Park, shopping, going out to eat, spending time with his fur babies and going to casinos for casual gambling (and to win).
He leaves behind: his loving and devoted wife, the former Erla Clark, to whom he was married for 51 years; two children, Roxanne M. (Springer) Shaw and her husband, Richard, of Transfer, and James E. Springer Jr. and his wife, Kimberly, of Hermitage; two grandchildren, Curtis R. Shaw, East Palestine, Ohio, and Christina M. Root and her husband, Aaron, and their three children, Calvin, Clint, and Austin, all of Transfer.; a brother; several sisters; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Roy Springer and Caroline Springer-O'Neill; a younger brother, Donald R. Springer; and a great-uncle and aunt, George and Elsie Lace.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Animal Appeal, Box 197, Sharpsville, PA 16150.

SPRINGER
James "Jimmy" E. Sr., 71, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: None. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneral HomeandCrematory.com.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on September 21, 2017
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