Robert G. Sprau Jr.

Sept. 22, 2012

Robert G. Sprau Jr., 81, a resident of Audobon, Pa., formerly of the Kingston area, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 22, 2012.

Mr. Sprau was born in Kingston, a son of the late Robert and Mildred Hoch Sprau, and was a graduate of the Class of 1949 of Kingston High School. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard from Jan., 1951, through Jan., 1954, during the Korean War. He graduated from East Stroudsburg Teachers College in 1958 and earned his master's degree in health and physical education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., in 1959. Mr. Sprau was a teacher at a private school in New York City, McBurney High School, where he also coached the football, basketball, baseball and swimming teams. He later taught in the Philadelphia City School System for several years prior to his retirement from teaching. Mr. Sprau resided in Gladwyne, Pa., and then at the Blue Bell Country Club, where he golfed almost every day and had organized several golf leagues. He then moved to The Club at Shannondell, where he continued to play golf and organized a pool league for the residents of Shannondell. He will be sadly missed by his family and legion of friends. Mr. Sprau was a loving, compassionate and generous person who treated people with all due respect and kindness.

Surviving are his loving family who stayed faithfully by his side while he fought his last valiant battle, including his sisters, Jane Anthony, Florence Belenski; nephews, James and Robert Anthony, William and Baran Shultz; and his niece, Suzanne McDonald.

A memorial service was held for Mr. Sprau on Oct. 5, 2012, at Chadwick's Restaurant, located at The Club at Shannondell. Private interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township, at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society of the donor's choice in Mr. Sprau's name.


Published in Times Leader on Oct. 13, 2012