Isaac Jay Sponaugle

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Isaac Jay Sponaugle, 92, Clarks Summit, died Wednesday, July 16. He was the husband of Mary (Fray) Sponaugle. Son of John Alonzo and Mary Dessie (VanDevender) Sponaugle.

Ike was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Circleville, West Virginia, he was one of 13 

He served in the 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 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.

The family would like to thank the staff at Abington Manor and AseraCare Hospice for its kindness and care.

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

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

A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. with calling hours from 10:30 until the time of the service at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. The Rev. William Carter, pastor, will officiate.

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 Scranton Times on July 20, 2014
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