Loretta Subach Sporay - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Loretta Subach Sporay

January 21, 1933 - August 27, 2023

Loretta Subach Sporay, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27, 2023.

Born in Shenandoah, PA on January 21, 1933, she was the youngest of eight children of the late Adolph and Genevieve (Mocknis) Subach.

In 1952, Loretta married her Shenandoah sweetheart, Gerald Sporay and moved to Newark for his work. They bought their home in Brookside in 1955 and lived there until their passing. Loretta worked at a dress factory in Shenandoah and the former Woolco store in University Plaza, but as her family grew, she became a full-time homemaker.

Loretta was a long-time member of Holy Family R.C. Church and the Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary Santa Maria Counsel #195; she was devoted to her Catholic Faith. Loretta was proud of her Lithuanian heritage which she and Gerald instilled in their children. She enjoyed reading her Bible, entertaining, bowling, traveling, but most importantly, spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gerald Sporay (2019); brothers, Albert Subach, Clarence Subach, Adolph Subach, Jr., and Robert Subach; and sisters, Alberta Bertsch and Margaret Brazinsky. She is survived by their children; Dianne Brock (Gregory), Jerry Sporay, Jr., Elaine Wollaston (Martin), Bill Sporay (Anna), and Helmut Schwarzmann (Irmi); 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; sister, Delores Horney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Rd, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am. A committal service will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 14, 2023, in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

The family extends its sincere appreciation for the assistance of staff from Home Instead, especially Rose, and Accent Care Hospice, whose help enabled Loretta to live at home as her health declined.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Loretta’s memory to Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, 19713.


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  • So sorry for your loss, Loretta was a wonderful neighbor and friend will miss her smile and our conversations. RIP MY FRIEND.

  • She will be missed, I enjoyed seeing her as often as I did. A very dear neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Elaine, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Dee and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your precious Mom. You were all blessed with a wonderful Mom. We are sending our prayers, love and hugs as you go through this difficult time. God bless you all.
    Love always,
    Earl and Susan (Harrell) Whaley
    Sebastian, FL

  • My sincere condolences to the family of Loretta. I worked with her briefly at Woolco. She was a very kind an sweet person. I know she will be missed very much.

  • It has been a pleasure knowing Loretta and spending time with her at family holiday dinners & parties for the past 40 years. She will be missed.