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Obituary for David M. Spinks Sr.

David M.  Spinks Sr.
David M. Spinks, Sr., 61, of Edinboro and formerly of Erie, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 29, 2018 at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Erie on February 19, 1957 a son of the late Gerald and Rosemary Volkmar Spinks.

David graduated from Tech Memorial High School in 1975 and worked at Seaway Aluminum and Crotty Insurance. Most recently he worked at Lighthouse Insurance. He enjoyed bowling in the church league and spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed taking his two grandsons fishing.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Spinks.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Bihler Simione; his children, David M. Spinks, Jr. (Erin) of Erie, Michael J. Spinks of Erie, Jillian Martz (Jake) of Erie, Holly Stachewicz (Jake) of Erie, Amanda Barron (Galen) of Texas, Ryan Holden of Erie, Andrea Simione of Edinboro, and Elizabeth Simione (Jaquayle) of Erie; a close family friend, Scott Flick of Erie; four brothers, Gerald Spinks (Nancy Bannister) of Tucson, AZ, James Spinks (Judith) of Erie, Thomas Spinks (Jan) of Borrego Springs, CA, and Daniel Spinks (Terri) of Apple Valley, CA; four sisters, Anne Spinks of Hugo, MN, Barbara Ekdahl of Alexandria, MN, Carol Hornback of Henderson, NV, and Mary McLaughlin of Henderson, NV; and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of services there at 7 p.m.. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Regional Cancer Center, 2500 W. 12th St., Erie, 16505.

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