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John J. Meade Jr. Obituary
JOHN J. "JACK" MEADE, Jr., 70, OF POTTSTOWN John J. "Jack" Meade, Jr., 70, husband of 44 years to Diane J. (DeNicco) Meade of Pottstown, passed away on Saturday at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Kathryn (Kelly) Meade, and the late John J. Meade, Sr. Jack was a 1958 graduate of Saint Pius High School, and a 1962 graduate of Villanova University, where he earned a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering. At the time of his death he was the president of the Columbia Boiler Company and its many affiliates. He was a long time member of Saint Aloysius R.C. Church in Pottstown, and a member of Brookside Country Club for over 40 years. Jack was an avid runner, and a founding member of the Pottstown Pacers Running Club. His greatest accomplishments in running came from participating in all 33 Philadelphia Distance Runs, and completing numerous marathons, including the Boston Marathon. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and he will be especially missed by his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his sons; John Joseph Meade, III, and Timothy A. Meade, both of Pottstown, his daughter; Laurie B. Feldman, of Pottstown, his grandchildren; Sierra, Ethan, Aidan, Isabelle, and Tasha, his brothers; James Meade, of Pottstown, Thomas Meade, of Pottstown, Francis Meade, of Boyertown, his sister; Virginia Herrera, of Reading, his cousin; Nancy Hartenstine, of Philadelphia, and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Aloysius R.C. Church, Beech & Hanover Streets, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial will follow at Saint Aloysius New R.C. Cemetery in Pottstown. Visitation will be on Friday morning from 10:00-11:15 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name can be made to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, # 510, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84096. Arrangements by Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. View obituaries or send condolences at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Mercury on July 6, 2011
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