Stephen J. “Poppy” Spontak, age 74, of Wayne, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 11th, 2018

Spontak-StephenStephen J. “Poppy” Spontak, age 74, of Wayne, formerly of Lombard, died January 10, 2018.   Loving husband of the late Barbara A.; loving father of Stephen F. (Jennifer) of Homer Glen, Gregory (Sherri) of Lombard, Mark (Rhonda) of Lombard and Michael (Tracy Duttkin) of Florida; cherished grandfather of Taylor, Allie, Nick, Jessie, Gabbie, Delaney, Jeremy and Tatum; dear brother of Cathy Barton of Pottstown, PA, David (Barbara McNey) of Westchester, PA and the late Barbara Matthews; fond uncle of many.

Visitation Monday, January 15, 2-9 PM. Funeral Service Tuesday, January 16, at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.    Interment Wayne Township Cemetery, 29W242 Smith Road,West Chicago, IL.

Stephen grew up in Pottstown, PA and had been a resident of Lombard from 1963-1992 and of Wayne since 1992.  He graduated from Villanova University and retired as Sales Manager in 2013 from Siemens Company in Barrington.  He had been married for 46 years to the late Barbara nee Davidheiser.

Stephen followed all of his grandchildren’s sports, music and dance at the local schools – the Lockport Porters, Glenbard East Rams, Glenbard South Raiders, University of Illinois Illini, Illinois Wesleyan Titans, Providence Friars, Villanova Wildcats, Manor Hill Eagles, Addison Westernettes and Park View Panthers.  He loved to travel, fish and play tennis.

Memorials to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Rd., Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 appreciated.

Call 888-629-0094 for more information.


7 Comments so far ↓

  1. Joanne Heuer says:

    Dear Greg, Sherri & Family, We were so saddened to learn of the death of your dad, Steve. We remember him fondly and your mom, Barb, too. We’ll never forget all of the kindnesses you showed to Brian and the friendship you had with our family. May your dad rest in peace. With Love, The Heuer Family, The Weber Family and the Jeff Heuer family.

  2. Joel and Helaine Lazar says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. We never met him, but he sincerely sounds like a wonderful man!

  3. Gerry Prior Gillung says:

    I am so sorry that Steve has passed away. We were childhood friends and classmates for 12 years. His wife , Barbara and I were also childhood friends. We reconnected at class reunions, most recently in 2016 in Pottstown PA. Steve and I exchanged Xmas cards after that and i was so pleased that he had not lost his dry sense of humor. I ‘m sure that he must have been a great father, grandfather, brothers etc. I have fond memories of him as a young boy, a teenager and a young man. I was glad to meet him again as a mature adult. Goodbye, Steve and Godspeed.

  4. Ted and Roxanne Spontak says:

    May he rest in peace knowing he was loved. God grant him sanctuary in heaven

  5. Devin and Katie Listerman says:

    Katie and I are very sorry for your loss – a terrific Husband, Father and Friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this extremely difficult time. “Poppy” sounds like he was certainly…..”One in a Million.”

  6. Marian and Brad Plata says:

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Your family will be in or thoughts and prayers. We love you Steve and Jenny.

  7. Cheryl says:

    My heart goes out to the family! Death is truly an enemy- one that God through Jesus Christ will soon eliminate (1 Corinthians 15:26). May this hope bring the family comfort during this difficult time. Click on the link for more comforting thoughts:

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