J. Richard Spatafora

J. Richard Spatafora, MD, 66, passed away unexpectedly May 24, 2020.

A longtime Hinsdale resident, Rick poured himself into the community and gained even more from it. He watched his children grow into thoughtful, kind young adults and valued the part the community played in that. He stayed involved in school performances and board meetings long beyond his children’s time there. Rick believed unequivocally that to provide a child the chance to grow his or her brain is one of the most powerful opportunities a community can impart.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Kinney; his children, Benjamin, Andrew and Abigail Spatafora; his parents, Jack and Joan; and his sisters, Debra and Lisa.

A private celebration of life will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to The Fred Rogers Center at https://www.fredrogerscenter.org.

Please support the family by signing the online guestbook and tribute page at https://www.sullivanfuneralhomehinsdale.com.

Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.