Thomas F. Stender, 38 |

Thomas F. Stender, 38

Thomas F. Stender died peacefully of an apparent heart attack June 6 in St. Charles, Ill. He was 38 years old.

Throughout much of the 1990s, he was resident of the Vail Valley, where he was chef at Michael’s American Bistro in Vail Village. He was an avid skier and outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish in the surrounding mountains. He had many friends in the Vail area and will be missed by all.

Stender is survived by: his parents, Burton and Penny Stender of Del Rey

Beach, Fla.; his brother, Scott, of Mill Valley, Calif.; his sister, Marcy

Spector of Chicago; and grandparents Mitchell and Elaine Chapter of Coconut Creek, Fla.

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