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John Patrick Meade
John Patrick Meade

October 21, 1958 - June 3, 2015
Born in Bronx, New York
Resided in Greece, NY
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Meade, John P.
Greece: With great faith and fortitude John completed his battle with Ewing Sarcoma on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at age 56. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas & Maureen; father-in-law, Kenneth Hamilton; "a man's best friend" his golden retriever "Mr.Ed". Survived by his loving wife, Mary Beth; devoted children, Bridget & Kyle; brother, Kevin (Ivonne); mother-in-law, Elizabeth Hamilton; sister-in-law, Ann (Michael) Catalfano, brother-in-laws, John, Brother James CFC & Thomas Hamilton; niece; Lisa (Daniel) O'Brien; nephews, Mark (Andrea) Catalfano &, Emilio Oliver; great nephews, Daniel & Aidan O'Brien, Dominic &Thomas Catalfano; cherished aunts, uncles & cousins in the U.S. & Ireland; best man, John (Linda) Goodwin; special friend, Tim (Terry) Magee; countless dear friends & colleagues.
John was an Aquinas graduate in 1976, a graduate of St. Bonaventure University in 1980 and received his Master's in Public Health Administration. He worked in leadership capacities in health care, most recently the administrator of the Flaum Eye Institute at URMC. He was president elect 2014-16 of the National University Administration of Ophthalmology. He was past chairman of United Cerebral Palsy where he served for 23 years. John loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, Notre Dame Football, enjoyed golf, Bruce Springsteen and spending time with his friends and family especially in the Adirondacks. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. John Garneau, Dr. Deepak Sahasrabudhe, Lynn Sievert, NP and all the caregivers at Wilmot Cancer Center, Leo Center for Caring and VNS for the love and care given to John.
John's visitation will be held Sunday June 7th, 12-4 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday June 8th, 9:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Flaum Eye Institute at URMC or Christian Brothers in his memory. For more information and to sign John's online guestbook, visit




Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Greece, NY 14626
Sunday, June 7, 2015
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Our Mother of Sorrows Church
5000 Mt. Read Blvd
Rochester, NY 14612
Monday, June 8, 2015
9:30 AM
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612
Monday, June 8, 2015


Flaum Eye Institute - University of Rochester Medical Center
210 Crittenden Blvd
Rochester, NY 14642
Christian Brothers Foundation
260 Wilmot Road
New Rochelle, NY 10804



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