Donald C. Sprankle
Donald C. Sprankle
  • May 16, 1926 - November 19, 2017
  • Hudson, New York

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Donald C. Sprankle of East Rochester, peacefully entered into rest on November 19, 2017 with his loving family by his side.

Don is survived by the love of his life and wife of over 66 years, Mary Lou; his 6 beloved children: James (Shirley) Sprankle, Bonnie (David) Sunderville, Mary (Scott) Spring, Donald S. Sprankle, Donna (Mark Rector) Sprankle, and Jeanne (Scott) Rumpf; 13 grandchildren: Dawn, Tracy, Toni Lynn, Jill, Taryn, Adam, Tiffany, Chad, Keith, Chloe, Shannon, Steven, and Samantha; 8 great-grandchildren: Mathew, Baylee, Deidra, Dominic, Jonas, Cade, Paige, Owen; brother-in-law, William (Lois) O'Neill; sisters-in-law, Patricia Honadle, Nancie O'Neill; many nieces and nephews, and his faithful furry companion, Missy.

He was welcomed into heaven by his parents, James and Mary Sprankle, and 9 brothers and sisters. He was born in Reynoldsville, PA where he grew up on the family farm. Don was a proud WWII US Army Air Corps Veteran. He served as an Air Traffic Controller while he was stationed in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed various careers throughout his adult life, lastly retiring from Bausch & Lomb in 1993. After his retirement, Don and Mary Lou moved to Florida where they enjoyed many happy years.

Donald lived a blessed life and will be forever loved and missed by his family and many dear friends. He was a wonderful man with a BIG Heart.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cobbles PTA, Veterans Day Assembly, 140 Gebhardt Rd., Penfield, NY 14526 or to Operation Gratitude, P.O. Box 260257, Encino, CA 91426 or at

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.