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In Memory of

Cdr. Donald Springer

March 16, 1932 - April 14, 2013

Obituary


Commander Donald Francis Springer, SC USN (Retired), passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:24 a.m. in Orange Park, Florida. He was born on March 16, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri to Albert Charles and Helen Elizabeth Moellinger Springer. He graduated from McBride High School and St. Louis University. He served in the Vietnam War as a Supply Officer on the USS Telfair APA 210 and the USS DLG 10. Commander Springer received several letters of commendation and accolades from several Asian countries. He received the Bronze Star and many other awards and ribbons....

Commander Donald Francis Springer, SC USN (Retired), passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:24 a.m. in Orange Park, Florida. He was born on March 16, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri to Albert Charles and Helen Elizabeth Moellinger Springer. He graduated from McBride High School and St. Louis University. He served in the Vietnam War as a Supply Officer on the USS Telfair APA 210 and the USS DLG 10. Commander Springer received several letters of commendation and accolades from several Asian countries. He received the Bronze Star and many other awards and ribbons. His duty stations included Olathe, Kansas; Adak, Alaska; San Diego, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Taipei, Taiwan; NAS Jacksonville, Florida; Brooklyn, New York; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Commander Springer retired on July 1, 1980 after proudly serving his country for 25 years. Don is survived by his children, David Springer (Belinda), Michele Springer, MSgt Kerry Springer (USAF Retired), Kellie Lehr (Steve) and Sean Devine Springer, grandchildren, 1Lt Carter Houndas (USA Reserve), Catherine Springer, Matthew and Lily Lehr. Special love to Charlie and Grace Meyer, Jo Corrao and family, Captain Richard O'Loughlin and family, Bill and Genevieve Carter and family, Cathy Hale and family and many other loving extended family and friends. Visitation with the family will be Friday, April 19, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Blanding Blvd Chapel, 5753 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida. The funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5752 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida.