Reginald M. Springer, fondly known as “Mac” or “Reggie” by friends and family, was a dedicated father and husband, great family provider, and friend to many. He was a hard worker and always stressed the importance of education with his children, whom he greatly supported and put through college. He put himself through college while his children were young, eventually earning a master’s degree in sociology from The City College of New York. He dreamed of obtaining a doctorate degree in sociology, but family life took precedence.
Reggie was born on a farm in St. Andrews Parish in Barbados, West Indies, on August 4, 1925. Family vacations often were spent in Barbados where we always had lots of fun learning the culture, swimming in the ocean, and eating delicious food. After growing up in Barbados and living in Aruba for a short time, where he worked for an oil company, he immigrated to the United States in the 1950s. Reggie worked hard and eventually secured a good position as a legal secretary at the prestigious law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, where he remained until he retired in 1993. During his retirement, he was an advocate for good governance and dedicated time to engage in community affairs.
Mostly a soft spoken and kind man, he touched so many people that had the opportunity to become acquainted with him. He will be remembered as a kind man and one who always was impeccably well dressed—and handsome. His great sense of humor usually was followed by his own outbursts of laughter and that of others. The Lord blessed him with a long, prosperous life and he will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him. Reggie is survived by his daughter, Judith Springer Riddle, his son, Reginald (Butch) Springer, Jr., four grandchildren, and three great grand children.
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” We’ll see you again in heaven daddy. We love you and are missing you immensely already!
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