John C. Springer, an office administrator for law firms in Washington and Alexandria and a former banker, died Aug. 29 at his home in Alexandria. He was 70.

The cause was cancer, said his wife, Pat Springer.

In his last job, Mr. Springer was administrator of the Washington office of the law firm of Porter Wright Morris and Arthur from 2000 to 2007. Earlier, he had been director of administration at Miller Cassidy Larroca and Lewin in Washington, director of operations for Thomas and Fiske/Hazel and Thomas in Alexandria, and a vice president at Washington-Lee Savings and Loan in McLean and Fidelity Savings and Loan in Alexandria.

John Charles Springer was born in Homestead, Fla. He moved to Washington as a child and graduated in 1961 from Alexandria’s George Washington High School. He graduated from American University in 1966.

He was a former vestryman at Pohick Episcopal Church in Lorton and a secretary of the Historic Pohick Church Foundation.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Patricia Campbell Springer of Alexandria; two sons, William Springer of Fairfax County and Scott Springer of Springfield; three brothers, Michael Springer of Rockville and Philip Springer and Christopher Springer, both of Gainesville, Fla.; a half sister, Diana S. Murray of Hayesville, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes