August 24, 2012
Salvatore P. Sparich Sr., 76, of Lehighton passed away peacefully on Friday, August 24, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna Sparich and husband of the late Helen E. Sparich. He was a 1954 graduate of the former Nesquehoning High School. Sal proudly served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954 until 1957. He was machinist with the Tobyhanna Army Depot and retired in 1998. Sal loved breeding and racing homing pigeons, playing cards, spending time with his family and friends, especially all of his grandchildren. He was an active member of the Tamaqua Flying Club, Men of Marian Organization, the American Legion, the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club and supported many nonprofit veteran and law enforcement organizations. He enjoyed traveling and made many friends everywhere he visited.
Sal is survived by two daughters, Louise, widow of Mark Chambers, Hamilton, N.J.; Jody, wife of Joe Palmer, St. Augustine, Fla.; two sons, Dr. Salvatore Sparich Jr. and his wife, Marianne, Drums; Joseph Sparich and his wife, Michele, Weatherly. He also survived by nine grandchildren, Rebecca and Nora Chambers, Robert and Kenneth Carbaugh, Brenna, Caden and Pierce Sparich, Samantha and Abigail Sparich; two sisters, Mary, wife of the late George Bushta; Josephine, wife of Leonard Lauchnor; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service today at 5 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home, 300 Alum St., Lehighton, PA 18235. Calling hours will be today from 3 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Committal service to be held at a later date. Schaeffer Funeral Home, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.schaefferfunerals.com. Contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate in Memory Salvatore P. Sparich Sr.