Wednesday, November 08, 2017

John T. Stapleton

John "Jack" T. Stapleton of Downers Grove passed away on October 24, 2017. Born on March 18, 1940 to the late John P. and Velma (Sebring) Stapleton. Growing up in Springfield, IL he graduated from Springfield High School in 1958.

His work career began as an Engineering Technician for the State of Illinois. He later graduated from Northern Illinois in 1967 and earned a Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Illinois in 1972. A lifelong educator, John served as an Industrial Education teacher and Dean at Downers Grove South High School. He was a long time member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church where he served on numerous committees.

As an active member in the community he served on the Downers Grove Traffic Commission and was a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Downers Grove. John had strong passion for sports which included coaching his son's Little League teams.

He is survived by his wife Nancy of 54 years; daughter Amy L. (Doug) Conderman; son Jon L. (Kim) Stapleton; four granddaughters and one grandson. He is also survived by one sister, Patricia Stapleton, and two brothers, Kevin Stapleton and Mark Stapleton. He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Kunz, and one brother, Terrance Stapleton.

Visitation will be Friday, November 10th from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Downers Grove. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 11th 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Church, Downers Grove.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church or the Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter.

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