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John C. "Jack" Spence, Jr.
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John C. “Jack” Spence, Jr., age 81, a resident of Naperville, IL, formerly of Florida, passed away on June 12, 2018 from heart disease. He was born August 16, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA the first child and son of Catherine V. and John C. Spence, Sr.
Beloved husband of Sally (nee. McCullough) Spence, whom he married on September 3, 1955. Devoted father of John C. Spence, III, James “Jim”(Mary) Spence and Catherine A. (Jim) Murphy; loving grandfather of Jennifer (Timothy) Dechert, Stephanie Spence, Danielle Spence, Patrick Spence, Taylor Spence, Gregory Murphy, Courtney Murphy; dear great-grandfather of Sariah and Adriana Dechert and James G. Murphy; dear brother of Anne Laukaitis, Mary Laukaitis, the late Vince Spence, Marge Gartrell Starr; devoted uncle and friend of many.
Jack graduated from Mount Saint Joseph High School, Baltimore, MD, Class of 1954. He was an US Air Force Veteran with 5 years of active service. He attended University of Baltimore, Maryland.
He began his successful career with SC Johnson in 1961 and became Director of Sales in 1978 for SC Johnson – Canada. He went on to be Director of Military Sales, Racine, WI and finished his career in Columbia, MD retiring in 1997. He enjoyed the challenges of his career and the many places it took him and his family.
Jack was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Naperville. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis and reading. He was honored to be a hospice volunteer and Eucharistic Minister.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105,
Memorial Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20th, 9:30-10:30 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 AM in the church.
Inurnment will be at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville.
For more information, please visit or call (630) 355-0213.

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Memorial Visitation




9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Cemetery Details


SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery

701 North Ave
Naperville, Illinois 60540


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