Earl “Butch” M. Spring, 90, of Attica passed away peacefully Saturday February 28, 2015 surrounded by his family at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born August 2, 1924 in Batavia to the late Harry (Esther Bey) Spring. He is preceded in death by his sister Eleanor Beaver.
Butch was a graduate of Alexander Central High School. Upon graduation he entered the service. Butch was a Corporal Combat Engineer of the United States Army, WWII. He earned 5 Battle Stars, fought at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion, Battle of the Bulge, Battle for the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen. He was a member of the 299th Engineers (Combat) Battalion. He was recently honored with a living tribute by the Patriot Guard Riders. His expertise in masonry and pride in his work was evident in the beautiful homes he built in the area. After his retirement he pursued a second career in 1980 as a Building Inspector for New York State Office of General Services which he retired from in 2001. He loved to read and was a huge fan of the Buffalo Bills. His greatest joy however was spending quality time with his grandchildren. Butch was a member of SS Joachim and Anne Parish and a life member of the Bricklayer and Allied Craft-Workers Local 45.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years Helen “Honey” (Shreder) Spring; daughter Mary Kay (Dr. Gerardo) Palacios of Tampa, FL; son Jim Spring of Buffalo; sisters Betty Bauer of Batavia, Barbara Spring of Batavia; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Attica Rescue Squad 11 Water Street Attica, New York 14011. For more information please call 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.