Celebration of Life for John (Mac) Eads (1919-2017)

Join family and friends on Sunday, June 24 from 1:30 to 5:30 pm at the Branson Pavilion at Ballaine and Adams for a potluck Celebration of Life of long-time Seward resident John “Mac” Calvin Eads.

Mac, originally from Nebraska, served in the WWII Aleutian Campaign. He was discharged in Seward where he met and married Martha Christiansen from King Cove, AK. Over the next 70+ years in Alaska, he wore many different hats, including boat captain, diesel mechanic, heavy equipment operator, marine surveyor, Seward PD officer, school bus driver and many more.

He and brother Bob “the Eads Brothers”, were known among other things, for salvaging the F/V Barwell, building the Lowell Point road, setting the steeple on the Methodist church, relocating numerous buildings, and moving the historic Alaska railroad car from near the KM Rae Building to Third and Jefferson just before the 1964 Earthquake; it served as the Seward Information Cache for many years.


The family appreciates any donations towards a Mariner’s Memorial plaque honoring both Mac and brother Bob, and most of all, your presence and stories.


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