John L. Spangler

April 9, 1942May 2, 2019

John L. Spangler, age 77 of Randolph, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019.

He was born April 9, 1942, in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Malon and Mildred Ruth (Hillard) Spangler. John was a member of Randolph United Methodist Church and worked as an electrician with Local 306 in Akron. John proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy and was truly patriotic throughout his life. He was a member of the Charity Lodge F&AM in Deerfield and Unity Lodge F&AM in Ravenna. John was an active member of the East Ohio EMMAUS Community.

John helped his father farm as a child and was a member of 4H. He was an avid sports fan, especially football, and enjoyed hunting. John was also a skilled handyman who was always tinkering with something. He even built his family’s home in 1972.

While attending Randolph High School, John met Patricia A. Neal. The two went on their first date at his Junior Prom, and began a lifelong journey as soul mates. The couple eloped in Rockville, Maryland, and were married on April 11, 1963.

John is survived by his beloved wife Patricia and their children: James L. (Susan) Spangler, Marie L. (Jerry) Erwin, Mahlon M. (Marica) Spangler, as well as seven grandchildren, and his sister Hallie Hostetler. John was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Thomas Spangler.

In honoring John’s wishes, a private service was held with military honors at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph. Condolences and memories may be shared at


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David Pifel

May 18, 2019

I don’t know if you remember me. John and I were in the same apprenticeship class.
I just heard about John’s passing at the retired electrician breakfast yesterday.
I’m so sorry for your loss. John was a great guy and the smartest in our class.
I’m sure he will be deeply missed.
David Pifel

Chris D’Amore-Gray

May 9, 2019

To Pat & Marie & entire family.... our very deep condolences about John. He sure had been thru a lot, & with you , Pat, by his side thru it all......he was a lucky man.
Love , Chris (D’Amore) & Gary Gray

Max and Mary Hughes

May 5, 2019

Special prayer for you John and your family. We will always remember you. The ones we love are never gone. They live within our hearts.

Don Falter

May 5, 2019

So sorry for your loss. We will keep John and family in our prayers.

Diane Rogers

May 4, 2019

So sorry for your loss. As childhood neighbors, we made a lot of memories at "The Spangler" or "The Hermann" homes; there was always something going on, and it was usually shenanigans of some sort. Our prayers are with you, Pat, Jimmy, Marie, Matt, + grandchildren and spouses.
Diane and Mike Rogers