Ernest H. Spengler Sr, 81, Known as Hatboro YMCA's 'Mr. Ernie'

Ernie Spengler was an army radio operator during the Korean War.

From SchneiderFuneralHome.net:

Ernest H. Spengler Sr. of Hatboro passed away on Saturday, April 5, at the age of 81 in the home of his beloved older brother, John Spengler.

He was the beloved husband to the late Dorothy Spengler. Born in New York City, New York, he was the son of the late John and Catherine Spengler. He and his three brothers John, Eddie and Jimmy grew up on the upper East Side of New York City. Ernie was an army radio operator during the Korean War.

After marrying his high school sweetheart, Ernie moved his family to Hatboro. During his life, Ernie worked at King Fifth Wheel, bending steel, was a computer programmer and later was known as "Mr. Ernie" the van driver, when he worked for the Hatboro YMCA. Ernie's pride was his devotion and care for his family, which he strived to pass down to his children.

Ernest is survived by his children, Laura Spengler, Kenneth Spengler (Margaret), Ernie Spengler (Kathy) and Michael Spengler (Cathy), seven grandchildren, Ryan, David, Melanie, Nicole, Michael, Matthew and Andrew, great grandson Christopher and a brother John Spengler.

Relatives and friends will be received by his family on Thursday after 10 a.m. in Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road and are invited to attend his Memorial Service at 11 a.m. His internment will follow in Hatboro Cemetery, Hatboro. In lieu of flowers donations in Ernest's name may be sent to the Parkinsons Foundation at PA Hospital, 330 S. 9th Street, 3rd Floor Neurology, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


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