Howard Ringer, Jr.
Howard Ringer, Jr.
Howard Ringer, Jr.

Obituary of Howard G. Ringer, Jr.

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Howard Gordon Ringer, Jr., age 72 of Spring City, PA, died peacefully at home on February 14, 2022. Born June 21, 1949, in Leominster, MA, he was the son of the late Howard Gordon, Sr., and Doris Ethel (Guenette) Ringer.

He graduated as valedictorian of his class from the trade school at Leominster High in 1967 and went on to have a successful career as a mechanical engineer at companies like Raytheon, Schlumberger, and Acton Research. A skilled woodworker and able mechanic, there were few things he could not build or fix. A devoted follower of Christ, he held leadership positions at Leominster Assembly of God and later at Grace Assembly of God in Spring City, PA.

Howard is survived by Lana, his wife of 50 years, of Spring City, PA; his daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and William DeSanto, of Phoenixville, PA; and his son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Sarah Ringer of Knoxville, TN. He was “Papa” to Jonathan and Breanna DeSanto and Zoe and Bennett Ringer. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Carolyn (Ringer) Contreras, of Jasper, GA.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at 11:00am at Grace Assembly of God at 1271 W. Bridge Street, Spring City, PA, on Saturday, February 19, with visitation hours beginning at 9:30am. (The Family asks that you would wear a mask.) After the memorial service, a graveside ceremony will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall at Grace Assembly.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Philadelphia Dream Center by texting GIVE to 844-942-4152, by donating online at, or by sending a check to P.O. BOX 3732, Philadelphia, PA 19125.

All arrangements are being handled by the Shalkop, Grace & Strunk funeral Home.  Online condolences can be made at