Isaac Jay Sponaugle

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CLARKS SUMMIT — Isaac Jay Sponaugle, 92, of Clarks Summit, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was the husband of Mary (Fray) Sponaugle.

Ike was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Circleville, West Virginia, one of 13 children to John Alonzo and Mary Dessie (VanDevender) Sponaugle.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II and, when discharged, worked in Washington, D.C., where he met his wife. They were married in Clarks Summit on Aug. 27, 1949. Ike worked at Dempsey's OK Tire Shop until he retired.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, where he served as both deacon and elder. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, vacationing and working in his garden, which supplied the family and neighbors with produce. Ike always had a bright smile and a friendly hello.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Raymond Bennett and Sarah McInroy.

Also surviving are three daughters, Diane and her husband, Bob Carroll, Longmont, Colorado, Elizabeth and her husband, Roger Bennett, Newton, Holly and her husband, John Doenges, Dalton; three grandchildren, Jessica (Mike) Thompson, Laurie Bennett and Ike Bennett; two step-grandchildren, Gerard Carroll and Keith Carroll; great-grandchildren, Clyde Thompson, Margot Thompson and Lyla Bennett; and Grace Villaman, his foreign exchange daughter.

The family thanks the staff at Abington Manor and Asercare Hospice for their kindness and care.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. August 15 in the First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit, with service by the Rev. William Carter, pastor. Calling hours will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

Arrangements entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clarks Summit. To send an online condolence, visit

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Published in The Abington Journal from July 23 to July 24, 2014
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