Lloyd Miller Spahr
Proud World War II Veteran -
Lloyd Miller Spahr, age 93, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Lloyd was born on Tuesday, June 15, 1926 in Mechanicsburg to the late Carl Eugene Spahr and Sarah Marie (Miller) Spahr. Lloyd was the widower of Jean (Beitzel) Spahr, whom he married on October 30, 1948, and who died on October 31, 2008. In addition to his parents and wife, Lloyd is preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Spahr.
Lloyd’s survivors include his three children: Steven Lloyd Spahr and his wife, Natalie, of Mechanicsburg, Kevin Lee Spahr and his wife, Janet, of Carlisle, Lynette Mae Spahr and her husband, Alex Gigliotti, of Franklin, TN; his three grandchildren: Jared Spahr, Travis Spahr, Ellie Spahr; his two great-grandchildren: Maren Spahr, Faye Spahr; his sister, Shirley Murphy of Mechanicsburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Lloyd graduated from Mechanicsburg High School as part of the class of 1944. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. After coming back from the war, Lloyd returned to playing football and joined a semi-pro team until a knee injury sidelined him. Lloyd retired from Sparzel, in Highspire, after many years of service as co- owner and working as an electrician. He was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church in Dillsburg and a former member of Bible Baptist Church in Shiremanstown, where he served as a deacon. Lloyd loved hunting and he always did so while visiting the family farm in Potter County. He also had an interest in stonemasonry and loved doing stonework. Lloyd enjoyed traveling and was a huge fan of Penn State football.
All are welcome to join Lloyd’s family at gathering of family and friends on Friday, August 2, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Pastor Wes Gunther officiating. Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Churchtown in Boiling Springs will be private and at the convenience of the family.
The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to everyone at Country Meadows of the West Shore who so lovingly cared for Lloyd during his illness.
Contributions in celebration of Lloyd’s life can be made to the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum, P.O. Box 17220, Portland, OR 97217, www.AmphibiousForces.org/Donations/Donate.htm.
Lloyd’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Lloyd’s full obituary, view his memorial video, and sign his official guest book at Buhrig.com.
Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum
P.O. Box 17220, Portland OR 97217