Norman Franklin Spahn, Sr.

Norman Franklin Spahn, Sr.



Norman Franklin Spahn, Sr., age 73, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home in Berlin.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Irvin Spahn and Myrtle Hartman Spahn. He is survived by his wife, Joan Smith Spahn, of Berlin, and his children, Norman Franklin Spahn, Jr. and his, wife, Jodi, of Baltimore, and Robin R. Spahn-Baehr of Berlin. He is also survived by his sisters, Joyce Shorb of Silver Spring, and Lucille Proctor of Joppatown; his granddaughter, Emily Eckenrode and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Spahn enjoyed gardening and spending time with his dogs. He was a member of the Happy Club at St. Paul’s and was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Berlin. Mr. Spahn worked with the Baltimore Sun as a pressman for 43 years. He also loved the Baltimore Ravens.

A service was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Interment  followed on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Gardens of Faith Memorial Garden in Baltimore.

The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations may be made to: The ALS Association Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6051 Albert Lea, Mn. 56007 or to St. Paul’s Methodist Church 405 Flower Street Berlin, Md. 21811.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at

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