Former Times Leader Editor Dies

July 21, 2018

George Spohr, the former executive editor of the Times Leader, died of cancer Thursday night, according to the Evansville, Indiana Courier & Press. Spohr, 37, led the Times Leader’s news team from 2013 until he departed in 2016 to take a job as news director of the Journal & Courier in Lafayette, Indiana. He then became executive editor of the Evansville Courier & Press in October 2017. That newspaper described Spohr as an avid hiker who quickly felt at home in Indiana, despite being a native of New York state. “It was a joy to work with George, even if it was just for a short time,” the paper’s sports director, Ryan Reynolds, was quoted as saying. “His respect and deep care for others was his finest quality.” Spohr is survived by his parents, George Spohr Sr. and Linda Spohr, a sister, Kristen, and two nephews, all in the Utica, New York area, according to the newspaper. — JAMES HALPIN

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