The Obit For Tom Spino

THOMAS SCOTT SPINO

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on February 14, 2010

Thomas Scott Spino of Gurnee The funeral service for Thomas Scott Spino, 50, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Interment will be held privately. Friends of the family may visit from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the funeral home.

Born in Chicago, June 15, 1959, he passed away suddenly Feb. 11, 2010. Tom was the vice president of sales for Cozzini Inc., where he worked for 21 years. His career enabled him to travel the world, sharing his larger-than-life personality and zeal with everyone he met.

He loved baseball since boyhood, progressing from Little League to high school, and eventually earning a place as a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs minor league team. He also went on to coach his sons on several local baseball teams. Tom loved to spend his free time watching sports in his garage, surrounded by family, friends, and neighbors. Tom was a friend to everyone, and in turn, was loved by everyone who knew him.

He was the beloved husband of 31 years to his high school sweetheart, Cindy Spino; loving father of Thomas, Daniel and Kathryn Spino; dear brother of Lori (Joseph) Angelilli and Cindy (Joseph) Bennett; cherished son of Thomas Spino and Katy (Bud) Yauch; fond son-in-law of Will and Joanne Henreid; brother-in-law of Lisa (Paul) Kasabian and Bill (Tammy) Henreid; and uncle to eight nieces and nephews. His brother-in-law, Robert Henreid preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Misericordia/Heart of Mercy Center, Attn: Sister Rosemary Connelly, 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660-1099 or www.misericordia.com; or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 500 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654-3387 or www.jdrf.org. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit