Theodore J. “Teddy” Sporner
Theodore J. “Teddy” Sporner, 74, of 418 West Creek Road, St. Marys, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.He was born Nov. 3, 1938, in St. Marys, son of the late Aloysius B. and Alberta J. Wortman Sporner. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of PennDOT, retiring in 1998.Mr. Sporner served in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed working at his sawmill and operating heavy equipment.He is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Garcia of St. Marys and Susan (Theron) Steffan of Kane.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Sporner, James Sporner, and in infancy, John Sporner.There will be no visitation.Family and friends of Theodore J. “Teddy” Sporner are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Thomas More Sikora, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Rides 4 Vets, P.O. Box 70, Ridgway, PA 15853.The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.