Carpentersville Memories

In Honor and Memory of William Ptack

 August 28, 1929 – February 3, 2008


William Ptack

Father of Michael, Tom and Cathy Ptack, passed away on Feb. 3, 2008, he was 78.

William was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Chicago, and married Patricia Walter on Oct. 2, 1954, at St. Andrews Church in Chicago.

He attended St. Alphonso’s and St. Benedict’s Grammar School in Chicago. He graduated from DePaul Academy High School in 1947. He worked at Milwaukee Railroad until he was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1951 to serve in the Korean War. In 1953, he resumed his work at the railroad until he went to work for Jewel Home Service in 1960. In 1961, he began working for Pure Oil (Unocal), where he stayed until his retirement in 1993.

He lived in Carpentersville from 1958 to 1994. While there, he coached Little League from 1962 to 1972 and was involved with the Crown Imperials Marching Band from 1973 to 1978. In 1994, he and Pat moved to Marengo. He also spent many enjoyable days relaxing on the lake at his summer home in Delevan, Wis. He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing and traveling. He also was a longtime, loyal Chicago Bears and Cubs fan.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Pat; two sons, Michael (Linda) Ptack and Thomas (Tina) Ptack; a daughter, Catherine (Daniel) Damptz; nine grandchildren, Kellie and Joseph Ptack, Thomas, Travis and Tiffany Ptack, Jacqueline, Kristie, Angela and Denise Damptz; a great-grandchild, William Ptack; a sister, Jeanette Delke; a brother-in-law, Jack (Gloria) Walter; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Berger (left) and Mr. Ptack managed the Eagles Little League Team in Carpentersville for many years.