Daniel Spengler

October 25, 1925June 14, 2011

Daniel Spengler, 85, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at City Hospital in Akron, Ohio. He was born October 18, 1925 in Yugoslavia. He spent over 50 years as a tailor for several local tailor shops as well as his own home-based tailor shop. He retired from May Company but continued to work from his home shop until well into his 70s.

Dan enjoyed friends and family and was an avid gardener, winning multiple awards from the city for beautification. He married Katherine Fetzer on October 18, 1959 and together they raised seven children in Akron, Ohio. He was a long time member of the Apostolic Christian Church where he faithfully attended and was both the most tenured and oldest member.

He is survived by his children Lila of Columbus, OH; Larry (Donna) of Columbus, OH; Laura, Elvin, Lenny, all of Akron, Ohio; Judy of Weirton, WV; Randy (Kaari) of Oxnard, CA, and two grandchildren, Peter and Joseph. He is also survived by three siblings, Elsa, Milan and George as well as numerous extended family and friends. Family will receive friends Friday, June 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 18. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Catavolos Funeral Home, 3653 W. Market Street, Fairlawn, OH 44333. Burial will immediately follow the service at Rose Hill Burial Park. Ministers from the Apostolic Christian Church will be officiating.


  • Visitation Friday, June 17, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, June 18, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 18, 2011

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June 21, 2011

Dear Larry and Donna and family,
Keeping you in prayer, may God comfort you deeply. So sorry for your loss.
-Doris Genzen

John Wolfe

June 18, 2011

I just learned of Danny's death, too late to attend the services. He was my taylor for years, beginning at Koch's. He was a friend, a kind and gentle man. I will miss him.

June 17, 2011

Larry, Donna and the Spengler Family,
Our hearts and prayers are with you now and always. May these days be filled with fond memories and peace for your family in knowing he is with his lord and his wife again. Many blessings during the trying times, Jim and Pamela

Brad Steiger

June 17, 2011

So sorry to hear of your father's death. My condolences to you and your brothers and sisters at this sad time.

Nicole Thompson

June 17, 2011

Judy, Peter and family,
We are very sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. The times I met him he seemed to be a genuine and kind man. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Memory Eternal!
Love, Ron and Nicole Thompson

Sophia (Barbara) Poplos

June 17, 2011

Dear Judy,
My thoughts & prayers have been for you, Peter, and your beloved Father,and Grandfather at this difficult time. Please know that we have been thinking of you with love in our hearts, and hope you are able to find peace knowing that your Father/Grandfather has gone "HOME".
May happy memories of him sustain you always.
Deepest Sympathy. Memory Eternal.

Love, Aunt Barbara (Sophia) Poplos

Howard Kent

June 16, 2011

To The Spengler Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always cherish the years we worked together at Kenmore Tailors.

Howard and Gina Kent
Jack and Marilyn Kent
All the staff who worked at Kenmore Tailors

Bill&Jennifer Cockrum

June 15, 2011

Larry & Donna,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad and father-in-law. He is with the Lord now and celebrating his reunion with your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.