Weather
The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Legal Notices
Calendar
Polls
Columns
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Coming Soon...
Thursday, Nov 23
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
08:00 AM Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot Celebrates Eleven Years of Fun, Friends, Family and Fitness
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
01:00 PM Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge
Friday, Nov 24
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
05:30 PM The 2017 Avery Christmas Tree Lighting is Friday November 24th
06:00 PM Get Your Floats Ready for The Christmas in White Pines Parade of Lights on November 24th
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Nov 25
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
09:00 AM Christmas in the Country, Craft Faire,Bake Sale & Luncheon
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
03:00 PM Manzanita Arts Emporium Anniversary Party
05:00 PM The Big 25th Annual Dorrington Christmas Tree Lighting is Nov. 25th
Sunday, Nov 26
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Monday, Nov 27
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Tuesday, Nov 28
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Wednesday, Nov 29
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
Thursday, Nov 30
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
06:00 PM Dr. Smart of MTHD Speaks at Independence Hall on November 30th
Friday, Dec 1
All Day Holiday Festival of Wines and Murphys Open House
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
05:00 PM Murphys Open House, December 1, 2017, 5-8 pm Presented by the Murphys Business Association
07:00 PM Looking Over the President's Shoulder
07:00 PM Looking Over the President’s Shoulder at MCT December 1-17th
Saturday, Dec 2
All Day Holiday Festival of Wines and Murphys Open House
09:00 AM HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
10:00 AM Amador Flyfishers Hosting Free Fly Fishing Faire Saturday, December 2
10:00 AM Make Holiday Memories at Ironstone's Breakfast with Santa 2017
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
01:30 PM Mountain Melody Presents: "Winter Magic"
01:30 PM Mountain Melody Presents: "Winter Magic"
All Day Looking Over the President's Shoulder
07:00 PM Looking Over the President’s Shoulder at MCT December 1-17th
Sunday, Dec 3
All Day Holiday Festival of Wines and Murphys Open House
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
04:00 PM Mountain Melody Presents: "Winter Magic"
All Day Looking Over the President's Shoulder
Monday, Dec 4
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
All Day Looking Over the President's Shoulder
Tuesday, Dec 5
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
All Day Looking Over the President's Shoulder
Wednesday, Dec 6
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
All Day Yoga - Gentle Flow
All Day Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Search Announcements




Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



Posted by: News_Desk on 01/06/2017 02:10 PM Updated by: News_Desk on 01/06/2017 02:10 PM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
:

Joel Harold Springer III 1948-2017

San Andreas, CA...Joel Harold Springer III, born December 11, 1948 in San Francisco, CA, age 68, residing at 4656 High Country Road, PO Box 1506, San Andreas, CA, died January 1, 2017, at home in San Andreas, of natural causes. Joel had a master’s degree from San Francisco State University.

Joel was a teacher, having taught at George Washington High School in San Francisco, and at Calaveras High School in San Andreas, and was currently substituting at several of the schools in Calaveras and Amador Counties. He also was a paralegal and a notary and had worked as assistant grand secretary at the Masonic Grand Lodge of California.



Joel was an avid Mason, being a 4 times past master of Phoenix Lodge #144 in San Francisco, and was currently active in San Andreas lodge #78, where he was twice past master and had just been installed as master for 2017. He was also a student of Freemasonry, and had served as president of the oldest and largest Masonic research society in the United States, the Philalethes Society. He also very much enjoyed cooking and eating, and has left his husband a refrigerator and freezer full of marvelous leftovers and ingredients.

Joel was Jewish and was active in the Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco, before moving to San Andreas in 2006.

Joel spent much of his life searching for more of himself, eventually coming out as a gay man in his 50s, and marrying another man in 2013.

Joel is survived by his husband of three years, John R.(Rob) Barnaby. He had no siblings or children. He was predeceased by his mother and father.

A brief Masonic Service will be held at 7PM on Thursday, January 19, at the Calaveras Masonic Lodge, 5 W St. Charles, San Andreas, CA. A celebration of life in the spring is also intended.

Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (synagogue).

Or to the California Masonic Foundation, 1111 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, attn: Denise Avila (scholarships).

Contact: John R.(Rob) Barnaby, PO Box 1506, San Andreas, CA 95249, 209-754-4923.


Comments - Make a comment
The comments are owned by the poster. We are not responsible for its content. We value free speech but remember this is a public forum and we hope that people would use common sense and decency. If you see an offensive comment please email us at news@thepinetree.net
No Subject
Posted on: 2017-01-06 15:37:44   By: Anonymous
 
Lets break in

[Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2017-01-06 19:28:40   By: Anonymous
 
Our condolences to Mr. Springer's husband and friends. He was a gentle teacher in our schools and showed children compassion while pushing them to excel.

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-01-10 22:30:20   By: Anonymous
     
    Joel was also interested in the history of Calaveras County. He was a member of The Calaveras County HIstorical Society and was serving as a Director on the CCHS Board of Directors at the time of his demise.

    [Reply ]


What's Related
These might interest you as well
Photo Albums

Local News

Calendar

Link Manager

Web Pages

RSS News Feeds

phpws Business Directory


Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Century 21 Sierra Properties
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cedar Creek Realty
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini
Premier Properties
High Country Spa & Stove

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Calaveras Mentoriing
Jenny's Kitchen




Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2017