Eugene J. Spang, 73, of 254 Peifers Drive, Dornsife, passed away on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at the Harrisburg Hospital.
He was born Sept. 20, 1942, in Harrisburg, a son of the late Joseph and Jean (Gappa) Spang, of Herndon. On May 31, 1997, he married the former Lucinda A. "Cindy" Conz who survives.
Gene was a 1960 graduate of Mahanoy Joint High School. He immediately joined the Navy, repairing ships in Long Beach, Calif. Following his honorary discharge, he led a career of many ventures, using his machinist skills. He was employed by Brubaker Tools, Modern Business Machines, Holsum Bakery, Branch of Milton, and Wil-Hold Industries. He also operated his own business cleaning and servicing office machines. Later he also opened and operated a sporting goods store at his residence.
He was a member of the Herndon Fire Company and the Shikellamy Archery Club.
Gene enjoyed the outdoors and traveling. He could be seen walking regularly with his dog, Lucky. He was an avid hunter for many years and enjoyed having picnics along the Mahanoy Creek near the cabin that he built himself. More recently he enjoyed day bus trips to the casinos.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepdaughters and their husband, Carolyn and Daniel Schlegel, of Trevorton, and Christine E. and Tom Moll, of Trumbauersville; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Kathy Spang, of Herndon; one sister, Arlene Hoffman, of Halifax; four stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ann L. (Williams) Spang; half-brother, Christian Spang; and two stepsons, Michael W. Lawler and David Bruce Conz.
Friends and family will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 10:30, with the Rev. Richard Fangmann officiating.
Committal and interment will be in the Herndon Cemetery.
Published on August 10, 2016