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John Sparks Jr., 74, Warminster Police Officer for 26 Years

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mr. Sparks' memorial service Sunday at the Decker Funeral Home in Warminster

John Sparks, Jr. (C) with his wife, Bernadette (L), and State Rep. Bernie O'Neill. Photo by James Boyle.
John Sparks, Jr. (C) with his wife, Bernadette (L), and State Rep. Bernie O'Neill. Photo by James Boyle.
John C. Sparks Jr., a resident of Warminster for more than 50 years, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014, at his home. He was 74. 

He was the beloved husband for 29 years of Bernadette Elaine Addison Sparks. Born in Gladwynn, PA, on April 8, 1939, he was the son of the late John C. and Jane Olivia Sparks. He was the loving father of John C. Sparks , III (Susan), Michael sparks (Donna), James Sparks (Patricia) and Kelly Senderling (Robert); step father of Colleen Moritz (Kenneth) and Raymond Cassidy (Deborah); he was the grandfather of 14 and great grandfather of 13. 

Mr. Sparks was a Warminster police officer for 26 years. He flew in a helicopter with Officer Glen Biddle as Santa Claus for Centennial School District and played Santa for Hartsville Fire Co. for more than 30 years. He also was a crossing guard for Jamison Elementary School in Jamison. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Decker Funeral Home, 216 York Road, Warminster, where friends will be received from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard A. Reif Heart Institute of Doylestown Hospital, 595 W. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901, in memory of Mr. Sparks.

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