James H. Spreainde
James H. Spreainde, 92, formerly of Irondale, Ohio, died Monday, January 7, 2002 at Nentwick’s Convalescent Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Tarhill, Pennsylvania on August 24, 1909 and was the son of the late Frank & Aurora Pughlesi Spreainde.
Mr. Spreainde, living most of his life in the Irondale and Toronto areas, retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Company, where he worked as a maintenance mechanic for 25 years. He graduated from Irondale High School, was a veteran of the US Army, serving during World War II and attended St. Aloysius Community Parish.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Esther Marie McLain Spreainde, whom he married July 28, 1942.
He is survived by a son, James ”Frank” Spreainde and his wife Priscilla of Ocala, Florida; a daughter, Robin J. Tokorcheck and her husband, Tony of East Liverpool; 4 grandchildren, James ”Frank” Spreainde, Jr. and his wife Trudy of Irondale, Danette Frischkorn and her husband, Andy of Wellsville, Christina Henderson and her husband, Aaron of Toronto and Matthew Tokorcheck of East Liverpool; 4 great-grandchildren, Joseph Spreainde and Amanda Spreainde of Irondale, Christine Speedy of Wellsville and Luke Frischkorn of Wellsville.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dominic Spreainde and Patsy Spreainde and two sister, Mary Brooks and Agata Spreainde.
Services will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 10:00 AM with Father Bernard Gaeta of the church, officiating.
Burial will follow in Morning View Cemetery where the Tri State Burial Group will accord full military honors.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Wellsville today, Tuesday, January 8, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.
My fondest memories of my Granfather were all the times that he babysat me and pacified me by playing all the games that I suggested. The poor guy was wrapped in toilet tissue when I decided I was going to play nurse or he had to be a brave soul and try any concoxtion that I whipped up in the kitchen. I loved my granfather very much and I thank him for being 2 granfathers and 2 grandmothers rolled into one. I couldn’t have asked for a better or more loving Grandpap. I will miss the holiday dinners and loving arguments, but I thank you for all the memories pappy! Until we meet again……………
Our prayers and thoughts go to you at this time. Jim will be dearly missed. God be with you during this time of sorrow.