Walter Spangler
1939 - 2017
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Walter E. Spangler
May 14, 1939 - April 3, 2017
North Codorus Twp
Walter E. Spangler, 77, died at 6 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 as a result of an automobile accident. He was the husband of Gloria Jean (Coudriet) Spangler.
Walter was born in Spring Grove on May 14, 1939 to the late Walter H. and Esther Mae (Myers) Spangler. He graduated from Spring Grove High School and he served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Korea. When he came back to the states, he was stationed in Norfolk, VA. He then went to work at P.H. Glatfelter Paper Mill where he worked for almost 40 years until he retired. He was an avid wood carver and at one time, he belonged to the York, Lancaster, Conewago, and West Shore Carvers, as well as, the cane club where he carved many canes for wounded Veterans in different states. He will be missed by his family and all of his friends. He was a good husband, father, and grandfather.
In addition to his wife of 47 years, he is survived by a daughter, Stacy Jo Schnell of York; and two granddaughters, Morgan Taylor and Samantha Jayne Schnell. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Spangler.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at The Semmel Chapel of Workinger Semmel Funeral Homes and Cremation, 849 E. Market St., York, with The Rev. Gregory Wise officiating. Viewing will be 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens will full military rites presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg PA 17110 or to the American Heart Association (York Division), 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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Published in York Daily Record on Apr. 6, 2017.
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May 7, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of spang's passing. I enjoyed the time I spent with him when I would visit with my grandfather. He always had a good story or a joke to tell. He will be missed by many people.
Heather Wagner
April 8, 2017
I am so sad to read about Walt's passing. All the pictures posted on Facebook show the love he had for his granddaughters. You are all in my prayers.
JoAnn Spangler
April 7, 2017
We had this option when my father passed away last year, to leave messages and condolences...I didn't realize how much it would help until a few months later. Those people that took time out of their everyday to just show some kindness, love, support it all helped. I hope this helps in someway...Stacy, we met each other about 10 years ago...spent a short time together, but the time we did spend together was always enjoyable. Thankfully kept in contact. Your smile, your kindness, your thoughtfulness was always are such a sweet human being and I know its a reflection of your parents. I can tell he was amazing. I can tell he was filled with that same kind heart you have. I hope when you look back at all the moments you shared and the love you had for each other it helps you heal and find peace. I can't say I know exactly what your feeling but I do know that when a daughter loves her father as much as we do its hard to live life without them BUT somehow that love we share keeps us strong. I'm sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts <3
Norma Gonzalez
April 7, 2017
I retired from P. H. Glatfelter and knew Walter well. He was always so very nice to me. I am sorry for your loss.
William Gobrecht
April 6, 2017
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
April 6, 2017
Rest In Peace Walt. Hugs and love to Jean and Stacey. ----Su Conaway
April 6, 2017
So sorry for your loss Gloria
Kimberly Gallatin
April 6, 2017
Thank you Walt for being my very dear friend, You were taken from us much too soon, but now you and Nick can start a carving club in Heaven for all the carvers that went before you.Thanks for your service to our wonderful country. I miss you and love you Walt. Rest in Peace buddy until I join the club in Heaven.
Phyllis Stone
April 5, 2017
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