Joseph Albert McDade

Family-Placed Death Notice

JOSEPH ALBERT McDADE Col. Joseph Albert McDade, 79, died December 2, 2004, in Highlands, NC. He was born in Tacoma, WA, on July 31, 1925. He was a University of Illinois graduate and received a Master's degree from Georgia Tech. He began his military service in WW II with the 82nd Airborne division, which received the Belgian Fourragere unit citation for action in the Ardennes, Belgium. He was also a Vietnam veteran. Other citations included the Purple Heart, Bronze Star (3), and Legion of Merit (3). Following retirement he co-founded Echodata Corporation of Norcross. He was a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club and Wildcat Cliffs Country Club. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Jane Atkins McDade of Highlands, NC; son, Joel Atkins McDade of Duluth, GA; and brother, Daniel James McDade (Betty Crafton) of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Inurnment will be Sunday, 12:30 (EST) in Heflin, AL, with the Rev. James Callahan, officiant. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fidelia Eckerd Living Center, P.O. Box 190, Highlands, NC 28741, or to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Ste 260, Duluth, GA 30097. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA. (770) 448-5757. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 12/3/2004.