Obituaries

Scott Spangler, 73

September 11, 2020

scott spangler
artist, observer, roofer, groundskeeper

son of ellie and bob spangler
brother of karen (harnish) – shared spirit with aaron
godfather to michelle and the markells, (my guardian angels)
– friend of many – follower of the guiding light…

And he thought of those he angered,
For he was not a violent man,
And he thought of those he hurt
For he was not a cruel man
And he thought of those he frightened
For he was not a evil man,
And he understood.
He understood himself.
Upon this
He saw that when he was of anger
Or knew hurt
Or felt fear,
It was because he was not understanding.
And he learned, compassion.
And with his eye of compassion
He saw his enemies
Like unto himself,
And he learned love.
Then, he was answered.
[from ‘the balance’ (by the moody blues)]

A Memorial Service will be held October 10, 2020 at 3:00pm at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, under the tent. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Scott’s name to the American Red Cross at 651 High Street Lancaster, PA 17603 and the Mennonite Central Committee at 21 South 12th Street, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 1750.

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September 27, 2020

To Scott’s loved ones,
I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. My partner, Mark Thompson, and I ran the Point of View Cinema in Millersville for many years.  During that time, Scott was a loyal and supportive customer, and much more. Scott was a good friend to us. He came to our rescue more than once, when we needed something fixed, never asking for anything in return. Most of all, though, my memories of Scott are of deep conversation & enormous laughter. I felt that Mark and Scott were kindred spirits in many ways. Mark passed away 5 years ago. Scott came to Mark’s funeral. This meant so much to me. The world has lost a humble, kind and caring soul. I hope that he and Mark are sharing a good laugh somewhere right now.
Kind regards,
Mary Ruhl

September 22, 2020

Hello Mr. and Mrs. Spangler and Karen,
I was a friend of Scott’s in high school.  We met at a child evangelism camp in Quarryville in the summer of approximately 1964.  I was a waitress; he was an artist in the arts and crafts room.  We enjoyed each other’s company.  In the fall, we would meet on Saturday nights at Youth for Chirst programs in Lancaster city.  I lived in Ephrata and he in the Penn Manor area of Lancaster.  We wrote letters; we were very fond of each other.  But, distance created a joureny of different paths for us.  Then in approximately 1976, when he was at Penn state for a short art course, he visited me.  I have lived in State College with my husband and three children for 44 years.  About three years ago I learned that he worked at Lancaster Country Day School.  My sister lives on State Street so we would take walks in that area.  I always told myself that some day when he has an art show and I learn of it, I will come and say hello to him.  That was not to be.  I will always hold him dearly in my heart and memory.  He was a gentle person.  I was surprised and very happy to see that MCC is one of the places where we can make a contribution in his memory.  Karen, I also remember that you and I would write letters occassionally when we were in high school.  I still have a plaster plaque that Scott and I made together when we were at the camp.  May our Holy mothering Spirit bless you with happy memories of joyous times together.  warm regards, Gloria Horst Rosenberger, 464 East Foster AVenue, State College, PA 16801

September 21, 2020

Condolences to all of Scott’s family and friends. He was a brilliant artist and a thoughtful, kind person. I will always remember the advice and encouragement he gave me when I first went to art school. One thing he told me (and I think about it often) was to not be so concerned with the physical art that you make, but that an artist should also express themselves in all aspects of how they live.
Josh Schnapf

September 21, 2020

Karen, we’re sending prayers of peace and comfort to help you and your family through this difficult time.  Mother would like to talk to you but we can’t find a phone number.  Perhaps you could give her a call sometime when you have a few moments.  She’d really like that.
Blessings,
Dick and Sandy Rineer
 

September 20, 2020

Dear Scott, my friend….I will miss you, and our talks, and laughter, and will look for you in the clouds, in the starry sky, in the music that nature sings.  Farewell, and set a blanket near the shore for when it is my turn…….love, peace, Claire.
Condolences to Scott’s family and friends.  Enjoy the gifts he gave…..

Services
Saturday, October 10, 2020
3:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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