YORK Daniel H. Sparks, 89, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Manor Care Kingston Court. He was the husband of Margie L. (Scrivner) Sparks, to whom he was married 69 years. A celebration of life tribute service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion, with the Rev. Brenda M. Ritterpusch officiating. Private burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by York County Veterans Honor Guard. Born January 30, 1925, in Philadelphia, a son of the late Henry F. and Josephine A. (Farrell) Sparks, he retired from Philadelphia Electric at Peach Bottom in 1985 after more than 25 years of service. Mr. Sparks was a member of Red Lion American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII where he had earned numerous medals along with the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Star. In addition to his wife, Mr. Sparks is survived by three daughters, Cheryl S. and husband, David Huffaker of Lancaster, N.Y., Carol L. Dohn of York, and Patricia A. and husband, Joel Naylor of Simpsonville, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana Gillin; and two granddaughters. Memorial contributions may be made to
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 4, 2014