Lester E. Springman found his stairway to heaven May 1st, 2022.
He was born April 23, 1937, to Ransom and Hannah Springman and was a Montoursville native.
He spent four years in the Air Force as a fighter jet mechanic and nearly 40 years as a heavy equipment mechanic at Lycoming Silica Sand in Montoursville. Along the way he married his wife, Ruth Pentz and they spent 59 years together. They had a son, Duane and daughter, Susan.
He was a very hard-working man who never asked for much out of life. He was a good husband and a strict but fair father. He enjoyed cars, especially the fast ones, and enjoyed and kept up on motor sports, and would attend many local dirt track races with his children, Lester also had his pilot’s license.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and two older brothers, Tom and Herb. He went to a better place now and will be greatly missed by many, but he leaves a lot of good memories for years to come.
There will be a funeral service at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville, PA 17754 with Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. A viewing for family and friends will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s.