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2014-11-26 / Obituaries

Clyde L. Spriegel, bank operations officer


Spriegel Spriegel Clyde L. Spriegel, 87, of Tonawanda, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Spriegel graduated from Burgard Vocational High School.

In 1946, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served in the 11th Airborne Division during the occupation of Japan.

For 30 years, he was employed by Marine Midland Bank, retiring in 1988. He was an operations officer in the bank’s computer center and was responsible for check clearing.

He also was a Boy Scout leader at Troop 536 at Kenmore United Methodist Church, where he received the Order of the Arrow.

Mr. Spriegel led camping trips to Navy Island, Zoar Valley and Scouthaven. He also coached Little League football and baseball in the Town of Tonawanda during the 1960s and 1970s.

He and his wife, Shirley, exhibited their woodworking at craft shows for 27 years, including the Allentown Art Festival and shows from Chautauqua to Rochester.

He was a member of the American Legion Brounshidle Post 205, the Elks Club and the Brighton Golf Course Men’s Club. He played at Largo Golf Course in Florida and traveled to Cross Creek and Terry Hills for golf.

Mr. Spriegel was a member of Kenmore United Methodist Church for 62 years and active in the men’s group and craft group.

He was a docent at the Buffalo Zoo, a chaperone at the Darwin Martin House, and a volunteer for the Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.

Mr. Spriegel also was a Red Cross blood donor of more than 20 gallons and a Unyts organ and tissue donor.

He was an avid reader, reading several books every week. He was a fan of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and New York Yankees.

Mr. Spriegel is survived by his wife, Shirley; three sons, Jeffrey, Andrew and Craig; and one daughter, Charlotte Huebschmann.

A funeral service was held Nov. 22 at Kenmore United Methodist Church.

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