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John Spencer, Sr.

June 15, 1935 — October 31, 2022

John S. Spencer, Sr., 87, of Dallas passed away October 31, 2022.  He was born in Carbondale, PA and graduated Dallas High School. He was married to Frances A. Kozick, the love of his life, for 29 years before her passing.

He owned and operated Lehman Golf Club, first with his father, Sam, and then with his son, John Jr. from 1953 until his death.  John loved his family and made all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren feel like they were his favorite.  He served honorably in the U.S. Army in England. John was a member of George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge #531, F&AM, Dallas, Irem Shrine. He was a member of the Anthracite Golf Association, the Daddow Isaacs American Legion Post #672, Dallas, and the United Penn Bank Board. He worked for 17 years for Thomas Garrity, selling real estate in addition to running the golf course. He was a member of Gate of Heaven Church in Dallas. He loved to play golf and cards. Tuesdays and Thursdays were his regular card playing days with friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel G. Spencer and Alice Tompkins Spencer, his wife Frances Spencer, and his granddaughter Nicole Spencer.

He is survived by children: Mary Fiske (Matt) of Kingston, Ann Stearly (Jay) of Phoenixville, Elizabeth of Dallas, Joanie Yamrick (Frank) of Dallas, Alice of Dallas, John Jr (Kim) of Dallas, Sam (Shelley) of Trucksville, Frank of Wilkes-Barre, and Jenny (Jamie) of Trucksville.

Grandchildren: Maria Fiske, Anna Fiske, Erika Stearly, Megan Koren, Samuel Stearly, Kaelee Stearly, John Yamrick, Kayte Yamrick, Bethany Crompton, Karen Yamrick, Rebecca Spencer, Allison Spencer, Abby Spencer, Colton Spencer, Brittany Spencer, Kasey Spencer, Cassie Bobyak, Kennedy Spencer, Madeleine Spencer, Spencer Bowanko, and Colin Bowanko. 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Monday, November 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Mercy Center, Dallas. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc. 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, 18612. Donations if desired may be made to Mercy Center, c/o P.O. Box 370 Lake Street, Dallas, Pa. 18612 or Back Mountain Memorial library, c/o 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas, Pa. 18612, or to the donor’s choice. On line condolences may be sent to

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

5:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc

2940 Memorial Hwy, Dallas, PA 18612

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 7, 2022

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Mercy Center, Dallas


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Monday, November 7, 2022

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