In Memory

Al Sprowls

Al passed on September 2, 2015 after a decade long battle with Alzheimers.

He is survived by his wife Darlene (Farkas) Sprowls, four daughters Emily (Dave),  Alison, Maren (Matt),  Kathryn (Tim), four grandchildren and three siblings:  Janet Thom, Jim Sprowls and Elaine Spana.

In 1969 Al married Marion Darlene Farkas of New Kensington.  He served as a Captain in the US Army Signal Corps in Germany and Vietnam.  He worked for McGraw Edison/Cooper Power Systems for over thirty years as an international consulting electrical engineer.  He and his family lived in Hong Kong and in Manila, Philippines, then in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and then in Johns Creek, Georgia before retiring to Salem, South Carolina.

Al was known for his strong, firm handshake and his smiling mustache.  Al loved to travel, and he always sent his daughters postcards from the many places he visited in his international work.  He was an incredibly dedicated father and was supportive of anything his daughters wanted to do: he officiated their swim meets, drove the truck for their school band, and built them dollhouses and rabbit hutches.

Al was passionate about all things technological and was one of the first, proud owners of an Apple II and an iPhone. He loved his stereo equipment and was an avid photographer.  He also collected model trains and butterflies.  He enjoyed driving his 1979 Corvette and playing pool with his daughters.  He was an adventurous eater, with a particular fondness for Darlene’s pumpkin pies.