Joseph William Eades II

Eades, Joseph William II, M.D. 79 years old, died on July 16, 2013 of Alzheimer's at home. Joe was born in St. Louis, MO on January 18, 1934 to the late Dr. Dee and Miriam Hendricks Eades. He attended Community Day, Burroughs, Amherst College and Washington University School of Medicine. He served as a Captain in the US Army as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He was a founder of the Cleft Palette Clinic, adjunct professor at Washington University, and Chief of Plastic Surgery for Jewish Hospital. Dr. Eades later practiced at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. Beyond Dr. Eades' many academic and professional achievements, he will be remembered for his humor and funny antics; his love of God, family, friends and patients; his welcoming hugs, warm smiles, and words of encouragement. He will also be remembered for the valiant way he dealt with Alzheimer's. He faced this disease with grace and courage and found the positive in the midst of great loss. Throughout his 13 year struggle he always expressed appreciation and gratitude for the care he received. The world was made a better place by Dr. Eades' life. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Ginny Eades, Lucy Pitzman Eades the mother of Joseph Eades lll, Frazer (Stephanie) Eades, William (Denise) Eades, daughter Elizabeth (Bobbie) Eades, step daughter Danielle (Trey) Lieberman; five grandchildren, Carson, Hannah, Ashley, Emily, Luke; step brother, Marsh (Betsy) Pitzman of Homer, Alaska, step brother Fred (Pam) Pitzman of British Columbia, step sister Caroline (Gilbert) Early, and many nieces and nephews. Joe loved the and was an active volunteer. Donations can be made to the , 9370 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63132. Services: A Memorial Service will be held at Central Presbyterian Church Wednesday, August 28th, 7700 Davis Dr., Clayton, MO, 63105 at 11:00 A.M. Reception to follow. Parking available at former Schnuck's lot at Hanley and Clayton.


Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 21, 2013