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Bertram Springstead

September 13, 1939 — May 3, 2020

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Bert Springstead passed away at SIUH on Sunday, May 3, 2020.   He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeannette Springstead, his daughter Debbie Amoroso (Mario), his sons Bert (Mary Beth) and Scott (Debbie) and grandchildren Gabi, Mario Jr., Samantha, Mallory, Scott Jr., Emma and Timothy.  He will be missed by friends, family and everyone who ever met him.  A private burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Bert was born and raised on Staten Island. He was a direct descendant of the Springsteads that landed in America in 1650.  One of his maternal grandparents was Sarah Totten.  Another grandparent fought in the Revolutionary War.

As an avid photographer, Bert was often seen at the Conference House Park taking photos of the wildlife.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and Country Line Dancing on the weekends.

As a graduate of Tottenville High School, Bert joined the U.S. Marine Corp and served from 1957 to 1960. In the Marines he studied electronics and worked on Fighter Planes.  Bert spent 14 months servicing aircraft in Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Upon returning from the Marines, Bert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in  Education from the City College of NY.  He then began teaching at Tottenville High School for thirty years.  At Tottenville High School he also served as the Girls Varsity Softball Coach for over ten years.  He also advised in the construction of a video studio.

During his retirement, Bert volunteered at the Senior Center JCC as Instructor of Senior Citizens.  He also volunteered at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, where he was an Explainer on the Hangar Deck.

Bert served on the Board of Directors of the South Shore Swim Club. He was a member of the Chewah Cherokee Nation of the Confederated Tribes of Amaranth, Manitoba. He was also a lifetime member of the Marine Corp League.

Bert will be sorely missed and forever loved.

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