James A. Spentzos
Of Arlington Heights
James A. Spentzos was born on August 21,1938 in Nestani, Greece to Andreas and Konstantina (nee Paziotopoulos) Spentzos. He died peacefully Saturday, March 11, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Jimmy arrived at Ellis Island, NY on May 13, 1955, and went on to own and operate many successful restaurants in the Chicagoland area. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Des Plaines for 50 years. Jimmy loved to spend time with his family and was loved by all.
Jimmy is survived by his spouse of 53 years, Patricia (nee Tsiambas); children, Andy Spentzos, Dina (Dimitri Neckopulos) Spentzos, Giorgia (Alex Dravilas) Spentzos, Christina (Anastasios) Intounas; grandchildren, Kyriako, Dimitri, Panayioti and Alexi; siblings , Chris (Alexandra) Spentzos, Gus (Bessie) Spentzos, Louie (Vana) Spentzos, Pete (Vicky) Spentzos, Vasiliki (Alex) Deligiannis, and Tom Spentzos; many nieces and nephews; and many grand-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation Monday, March 13, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, IL 60004.. Funeral Service 10:00 am, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 2350 Dempster Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016. Interment will be at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be given to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church and the American Diabetes Association by the family. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.