I got word Monday night, Oct. 31, that John “Spanke” Studer had passed away, apparently of natural causes, at his home in Oak Lawn.

Studer was active in many organizations including Dallas Bears, and was perhaps most well-known for his twice-a-year toilet paper parties through which he gathered donations of toiletries and necessary items to donate to residents at AIDS Services of Dallas.

Watch for more complete obituary information in Friday’s paper. The photo is courtesy of Jesus Chairez.