SPENCER MARSHALL STILLMAN
Spencer Marshall Stillman came into this world on May 14th 1941 and left us Friday, August 7th, 2020 for his spirit to explore the universe. He was born in Chicago, moved to Florida with his parents and sister, and then to Los Angeles.
Spencer had a passion for cars his whole life, his first car he saved up for with the money he made at a part time job at a liquor store. It had to be a special car, so he bought a Corvette.He graduated from USC with a business major and went on to create the first revolutionary designer Jean Company, in the 70’s with his brother-in-law. It was called CHEMIN DE FER JEANS.
Hl lived a 1000 years in the 79 calendar years we had with him, he was fun loving and travelled all over the world. He was a warm, friendly guy who charmed anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. A smile and a laugh, that could not be forgotten. Upon his travels to Paris, he met the love of his life, Linda. They went on to share a blessed forty years together.
He was a rare combination of someone who had a love of life and a firm understanding of what was important. He has a son, Jason, with a genetic disorder who came to live with him right after he married Linda, over 30 years ago. His main goal was to help him become as independent as possible with his health issues. His oldest daughter, Felicia, from a previous marriage ,past away this time last year. Linda and Spencer had a daughter named Tori when they moved up to Monterey, Calif. after he retired. He loved Art and in the last few years created beautiful Glass Art.
Spencer was diagnosed three years ago with cancer, he was a prince and a fighter and through numerous treatments of chemo, side effects, and other health issues, he never complained, always smiled and made jokes. He didn’t want to burden anyone, he was selfless and loving to his family. He is survived by his wife, Linda, sister Renee, brother Scott, daughter Tori and son Jason.
“When I am gone, release me. Let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many beautiful years…
I gave to you my love. You can only guess how much
you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown..
But now it’s time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part.
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near…
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear all
my love around you soft and clear…..
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and say Welcome home…..”
Spencer had such great care from Hospice of Central Coast headed by
Dr. Hausdorff.. any donations in his honor please be made to them.
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