Ralph W. Spinney

Ralph W. Spinney, 71, of 3001 Woodward Ave., Lock Haven, died Tuesday evening, March 5, 2013, in the Jersey Shore Hospital.

Born July 14, 1941, in Williamsport, he was the son of Russell Spinney and the former Annette Kocher.

Ralph is survived by his wife, the former Dr. Carmen Estacion Spinney. They were united in marriage on May 13, 1972.

From 1973 to 2004, he was the business manager for Dr. Carmen E. Spinney M.D., Inc., medical practice in Avis, Pa. Ralph served as treasurer of the Lycoming Co. Medical Auxiliary in 1979 and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 0340.

He was a 1959 graduate of the Williamsport High School. After graduation, he graduated from the Merchant Marine School and served as a Merchant Marine for several years and traveled the world.

For many years, he was an active member of the Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, the La Belle Vallee Lodge No. 232, NRA, Zafar Grotto and the Consolidated Sportsman. Ralph served his community as a member of the Pine Creek Sewer Authority and the handling of the Fireworks Display for Jersey Shore Town Meeting. Ralph was the founder of the 30 PLUS Soccer Team in the Jersey Shore and Avis area. He loved world history, the circus, his pets, Otto and Daisy, Westerns, especially “Gunsmoke” and Native American folklore. He also loved sitting by his woodstove at his camp and vacationing in Canada in his younger years.

Also surviving is a son, Russell A. (Nicole) Spinney of Santa Fe N.M.; one daughter, Carmen Michelle (Yuri) Rosypal of Beech Creek; and loving grandchildren, Willow, Oakton, Acer and Sequoia; one brother, John (Sandy) Spinney of Montville, Maine.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, 235 S. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Friday until time of services in the church. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Rev. Charles Winkelman, his pastor, will officiate.

Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made in his name to the Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, 235 S. Main St., Jersey Shore PA 17740.