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William Timothy ( Bill ) Spake, 85, of Quincy, IL succumbed to the processes of Alzheimer's at his residence at Sunset Home overlooking his lifelong family business Comstock-Castle Stove Company. He was with family upon his passing on October 17, 2013.
Bill is survived by his best friend and wife of 63 years, Joanne of Tucson, AZ., sons; Tim, John and Curtis (wife Cynthia) Spake as well as his grandchildren Ashleigh, Andrew and Noah Spake and great granddaughter Everleigh Spake, all of Quincy.
Bill was a passionate man who enjoyed traveling extensively and exercising his body and brain through work and activities. In his spare time he enjoyed walking and tennis, along with playing gin rummy and bridge and completing daily crossword puzzles.
He was President of Comstock-Castle Stove Company in Quincy from 1966 through 1998 and remained active as corporate secretary and with inventory control until 2010.
Bill served on the board of directors of Cheerful Home, St. John's Episcopal Church and Quanda. He was a member of Quincy Country Club and was active with Quincy Breakfast Optimist Club and Junior Achievement.
There will be a private service. Hansen-Spear Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences letters and cards are suggested to be sent to Joanne Spake, 6034 East Miramar Dr., Tucson, AZ 85715.