John A. Eade, formerly of Kokomo, passed away unexpectedly at home in Nokomis, Florida, the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. John was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Indianapolis, to Joseph and Edith Eade. On July 17, 1959, he married Barbara Poole. She preceded him in death April 8, 1998.
John graduated from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He began his career with Arvin Industries in Columbus, Indiana, but shortly after he moved with his wife and young daughter to Kokomo to accept an engineering position with Delco Electronics. He would remain there until his retirement after 37 years of a career he enjoyed very much.
John traveled extensively for both business and pleasure, meeting and making many friends through both travel and his career. He was looking forward to an upcoming cruise with his wife. He also very much enjoyed attending vintage car shows with his brother, which he did for many years collecting much memorabilia along the way.
John very much enjoyed his life in Florida and had many friends; however, his greatest joy was his grandchildren, and he was extremely proud of them both. Upon retiring, he would spend each day with them until they were of school age, something they will always treasure.
John is survived by his wife, Sandra, Nokomis, Florida, and her family; daughter Jo (Joey to her dad) Kaufman and husband Kurt, Kokomo; grandchildren, Chase and Kinsey of Scottsdale, Arizona; brother, Bob (Janet) Eade, Washington, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Tom Eade, and sister Mary Lou Hopper.
There was a private celebration of his life in both Florida and at the family burial site at Washington Park East in Indianapolis.
Memorials may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or any charity of the donor's choice.
We love and miss you Papa.
Published on December 20, 2017