An­thony J. “Tony” Springel

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE -

An­thony J. “Tony” Springel, 57, of Ris­ing Sun, MD, passed away sud­denly at home on Thurs­day, June 16, 2016.

He was the hus­band of Theresa C. “Terri” ( Sch­midt) Springel. Born in Ch­ester PA, he was the son of Lor­raine C. (Hoag) Springel and the late An­thony M. Springel.

Tony was a 1977 grad­u­ate of Ox­ford Area High School and was for­merly em­ployed as a ma­chin­ist with Brandy­wine Val­ley Fabri­ca­tors, Coatesville PA and Mor­ton Thiokol, Elkton, MD. In 1983 he ful­filled his dream of start­ing his own com­pany and he re­mained the sole pro­pri­etor of A J Springel Con­struc­tion, Inc. until his death.

Tony was a proud member of the NRA, Jaeger Sports­man’s Club, Ox­ford Gun Club and Strasburg Sports­man’s As­so­ci­a­tion. He was a coach for Ce­cil Soc­cer and also coached and spon­sored Ris­ing Sun Lit­tle League soft­ball and base­ball teams. He was a member of Good Shep­herd Parish, Per­ryville, MD and former member of Sa­cred Heart Parish, Ox­ford, PA.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing an avid hunter, fish­er­man and out­doors­man since child­hood, Tony en­joyed the ocean, camp­ing, scuba div­ing, NASCAR, gar­den­ing and va­ca­tion­ing with fam­ily and friends. Above all else, Tony’s great­est love was his fam­ily, and he will be remembered as a de­voted and lov­ing hus­band, fa­ther, brother and son.

He is sur­vived by his wife; mother; daugh­ter, Lau­ren V. and fi­ancé, Jeff Wil­lis of Ne­wark DE; son, Ethan M. of Ris­ing Sun, MD, and sis­ter, Ber­nadette Huss and hus­band, Ron Hurd of Ne­wark, DE.

Friends are in­vited to visit with the fam­ily be­gin­ning at 10:00 am on Satur­day, June 25, at Ed­ward L. Collins, Jr. Fu­neral Home, Inc., 86 Pine Street, Ox­ford PA, fol­lowed by a memo­rial service at 11:00 am. In­ter­ment will be pri­vate. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions to the Amer­i­can

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