The Daily Star Wednesday, February 6, 2002

John H. MacDade

INVERNESS, Fla. John H. MacDade, 78, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, in Inverness, Fla.

He was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Los Angeles, Calif., to William Joseph MacDade and Anna (Corallo) MacDade, but lived most of his life in Pomona, N.Y., and Otego, N.Y., until moving to Inverness in April 2001.

He retired from his excavating business in 1987.

He was a World War II U.S. Coast Guard veteran. Under the G.I. Bill, he learned to fly and served as a lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol for 10 years, where he received the Exceptional Service Award in December 1953, for exceptional heroism while participating in a CAP mission on March 16, 1953.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 259 in Oneonta, N.Y., and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 200 of Oneonta.

He was a member of the Ladentown Methodist Church in Pomona.

He was predeceased by his mother and father; two sons, John H. McDade Jr. and George Joseph McDade; and two brothers, Sgt. William G. McDade, U.S. Marine Corps., killed in Incheon, Korea, and Lt. James Joseph MacDade in the Maritime Service.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Martha Elizabeth (Anderson) McDade, whom he married May 21, 1944; two sons, James William McDade of Suffern, N.Y., and William George McDade and his wife, Deborah McDade of Otego, N.Y., and Jensen Beach, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Linda Marie McDade of Garrattsville; five grandchildren, William G. McDade Jr., Serina L. McDade, Amanda M. McDade, Kayla J. McDade and Meaghan M. McDade; and one great-grandchild, Kyler Blanco.

Burial will be in the National Veteran's Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.