Obituary: George Alexander MacAdam

George Alexander MacAdam

One of first Stow athletes to letter

George Alexander MacAdam, 75, died suddenly at his home Nov. 15, 2012.

Born March 18, 1937, in his family home in Stow, he graduated from Stow High School in 1955 where he excelled in academics, basketball, football, track and field and Glee club.

He was one of the first athletes to letter in the Stow sports program and was selected All-Metro in 1955 for basketball.

Following high school he attended the University of Akron where he received his degree in civil engineering in 1960.

During that time he was commissioned and served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.

He spent his career as a professional engineer working for several local construction and engineering firms, working on major transportation projects in northern Ohio.

A lover of nature, he was an avid gardener, a skilled hunter, could identify plants of all kinds, recognized, and mimicked many North American bird calls.

He loved solving the N.Y. Times crossword puzzle every day. He enjoyed studying genealogy and had traced his family tree back multiple generations.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lisa MacAdam (Lepp); brother, Gilbert MacAdam (Kathy); sisters, Janet Barnovsky (Robert) and Joyce Zimpfer (Thomas); children, Lloyd MacAdam (Carol) of New Philadelphia, Lisa Eberle (Todd) of Uhrichsville, Lyle MacAdam (Stephanie) of Yreka, Calif., Erin Haren (Jeff) of Akron, Amy Justice (James) of Cuyahoga Falls, Mike MacAdam (Becky) Of Philippi, W.VA. and Steve MacAdam (LeAnne) of Stow; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his faithful Springer Spaniel, Jackson.

Visitation was at the Redmon Funeral Home. Pastor John Kitchen conducted a service at Stow Alliance Fellowship in Stow.

Interment was at Northlawn Memorial Gardens.

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