Richard F. Sperring, son of Earl and Helen Sperring, loving husband for 68 years to Margaret DeMoss Sperring “Peg”, loving father to Diane Sperring Nelson, Catherine Sperring Garcia and David Lyle Sperring, passed away on March 23, 2023 in York, PA. He is survived by his wife Peg, daughter Diane and son David. He is also survived by four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Helen Sperring, his daughter Catherine Sperring Garcia, and sister Darlene Sperring Becker. Richard was born in Cedar Rapids, IA. He graduated from Franklin High School as valedictorian of his class. Richard went on to Iowa State College in Ames, IA., graduating with a degree in ceramic engineering. During the Korean War, Richard served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant, receiving several service medals, including the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars. Richard was employed by Pittsburgh Plate Glass, now PPG Industries, Inc., for 27 years. He started as a tank engineer with the Works 9 Glass Plant in Crystal City, MO., during which he won the Karl Turk Fellowship to study at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA., graduating with a Masters in Business Administration, and also held executive management positions at PPG’s headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. Following his 27-year career with PPG, he studied at the University of Miami Law School in Miami, FL. and graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor. His career from that point included positions as director of the Masters of Business Administration program and then founding Dean of the College of Business at St. Thomas University in Miami, FL., executive director of the Idaho State Board of Education, and a professor of business management at William Penn College in Oskaloosa, IA. Richard then became a certified lay minister with the United Methodist Church and served at several congregations in the southern Iowa area. Richard and Peg retired to Lancaster, PA. and then to York, PA., where Richard resided until his death. Richard will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Donations in his memory can be sent to Avery United Methodist Church, 1671 700th Avenue, Albia, IA. 52531.