Dr. William Gary Spies
December 27, 1952 - November 11, 2022
Date and Time
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 12 Noon
Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
Cantor Howard Friedland
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
1910 Watercress Way
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
Tuesday following the interment until 8PM
American Lung Association
55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Dr. William G. Spies.
Loving father of Stephanie, Amanda, and Michelle Spies. Devoted brother of Stewart (Linda) Spies. Cherished uncle of Susie Spies Roth (Scott Roth) and Lauren (Josh) Shapiro. Beloved son of the late Robert and the late Betty Spies. Graveside services Tuesday, 12 Noon at Memorial Park Cemetery (Gan Menucha Section), Skokie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, Illinois 60601, www.lung.org. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Skokie, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com
Sending prayers to all of you. We'll be with you in thoughts on Tuesday, and will watch the livestream. Billy was a very special person. May his memory always be a blessing for those who loved him. Auntie Bev says that Billy ALWAYS called her on her birthday. He will be missed by all of us.
With much love,
The California crew - aka - Auntie Bev, Bert, Lolly, Jason, Tommie, Cheryl, Sam, Leigh-Ann, Harrison & Stephen
Friend of Bill
Friend of Bill
Helen and Gary Martin
deepest condolences to the family !
Al Benson III
November 14, 2022
Deep condolences on your great loss. Dr Spies was a pleasure to work with over the past several years. He will be missed for sure. God Bless all.
Please accept my deepest condolences. I had the pleasure to work with Bill for many years and his door was always open whether it was just to say hello or to ask a question or two. He will be greatly missed.
Billy will always be Billy to me. He sat behind me in many classes at Oakview Junior High. He made me laugh, he made me smarter. He was like the brother I never had. I didn't attend the last high school reunion. But I was more than lucky because I got to have all of Billy's attention, three weeks prior to the reunion, at Hackney's, where we had a terrific lunch in an outside tent. What a gentleman. What a guy. I am so sorry for the loss of his pure goodness and energy into the world.
Merle Siegel Daniels
He will be missed
Bill was a mentor, colleague and friend of mine for close to 20 years. I worked with Stewart and Bill for almost 12 years and I can honestly say that it was one of the best times in my career. Bill and Stewart working together kept me laughing during so many challenging times in our daily routine. He loved making a difference in the lives of our patients and patients truly appreciated him. And, he was so proud of not only his daughters, but his nieces too. We kept in touch after I went to work up north and he would always be available. Sometimes, we would run into each other at Max and Bennys! The field of medicine is greater and better because of Dr. Bill Spies. I am going to sincerely miss him.
Rest in Peace!
It was a pleasure assisting Dr. Bill Spies over the years. He was always so kind. I recall setting up Dr. Spies' reading workstation with a foot pedal and headset to use for dictation and it seemed he would call me at least twice a day explaining something is wrong with the setup. One day Dr. Bill Spies called to report the headset wasn't responding so I visited him at his station, soon after arriving I discovered the problem. I asked him if he was aware that the headset had to be plugged in to work? He answered yes, immediately he realized my point I was making, the headset wasn't plugged into the computer. We shared a good laugh, then he stated, "Jermaine, I'm making sure you have job security."
I have another shiva tomorrow although I'll try to stop.
My love at this sad time.
Alison Baker Frank Packer