Margaret H. Sporay - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Margaret H. Sporay

Born August 30, 1926

Margaret H. Sporay, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015.

Margaret was born in Kassel, Germany to the late Heinrich and Helma Bunzendahl.  She met and married her husband, John J. Sporay in Kassel, Germany and together the couple moved to the United States in 1952 to live in Washington, D.C.  Margaret’s husband was a career serviceman and they lived in different cities until his retirement from the military in 1962.  They relocated to Newark, DE where John accepted a position with the Newark School District.

Margaret worked for Sears and Roebuck at the Prices Corner store and later owned an import gift shop on Main Street in Newark.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Evelyn in 1956, her beloved husband of 42 years, John J. Sporay in 1991 and her brother, Hans-Jurgen Bunzendahl.  Margaret is survived by her daughters, Dorothy S. Diggins and husband, Bill of Georgetown, KY and Sylvia M. Guthrie and husband, Paul of Batavia, OH; son, Ralph J. Sporay and wife, Joanna of Havre de Grace, MD; grandchildren, Stephanie E. Diggins, Corinne A. Diggins, Allison C. Diggins and Garrett J. Guthrie; sister in law, Monika Osnabrück of Germany; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Saturday morning, November 14, 2015, at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE  19711, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am.  Interment will be held privately at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Army Relief Fund, c/o Aberdeen Proving Grounds, High Point Rd., Building #2503, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD  21005 or to Holy Angels R.C. Church, at the address listed above.



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  • My sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother and grandmother. Margaret was a close friend of my late mother, Johanna Hilsenrad, and through their friendship I came to know her and became very fond of her.
    May she rest in peace!

    Rosemarie H. Nicholl

  • I am so sorry for your loss Sylvia. Your mother was very beautiful and the photo looks exactly like you! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I regret not knowing of her services till after they had happened or I would have attended. I look forward to seeing you in the spring.