OBIT: Dale E. Spang (formerly from Ford City)

SPANG – Dale E. Spang, 92, of St. Joseph Terrace, Weedville, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at Penn Highlands DuBois after a short illness.

He was born May 19, 1925 in Ford City to the late Harry and Dora (Schreckengost) Spang. He was the youngest and last survivor of 17 children.

Dale served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1943-1946. He worked for 17 years as a crane operator for PPG of Ford City and retired as a riveter for Piper Aircraft.

He was a member of the Caledonia United Methodist Church, the Freemasons and the Bennetts Valley Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, word searches and gardening.

Dale lived the first era of his life in Ford City and had been a Bennetts Valley resident since 1964.

He is survived by his children, Michael Spang of Pittsburgh, Stephen (Kelly) Spang of Pittsburgh, Gail Brecken of Seattle, Washington and Patricia (Kenneth) Porter of Weedville; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his stepchildren, Exper (Rose Mary) Fox of Weedville, Richard “Tim” (Theresa) Fox of Maryland, Gregory (Nona) Morgan Sr. of St. Marys, Wanda Cian of Caledonia, Christine Steele of Brookville and Linda (Alan) Geitner of St. Marys.

Besides his parents and 16 siblings, Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Olive (Youngmark) on April 5, 2014.

Funeral services for Dale E. Spang will be held Monday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Caledonia United Methodist Church with Pastor Missy Smith presiding.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 25 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, and on Monday, Feb. 26 from 10-11 a.m. at the church.

Military honors will be accorded Monday by the Bennetts Valley American Legion Post 978 Burial Detail.

The family will be accepting online condolences at