Mead, John Thomas, Saginaw Township, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 at his home. Age 80 years. Son of the late John Henry and Julia Ann (Petricevic) Mead, John was born May 29, 1934 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was married to Lois Jean Weigandt on March 8, 1952. She survives him. John was owner and operator of Mead and Sons Contracting for 62 years. He took pride in his work with many demolition projects in Saginaw and construction of many roads. John was a member of the Catholic Faith. He enjoyed hockey especially the Saginaw Spirit, hunting, and taking care of his dogs and cats. Surviving besides his wife Lois are four sons and three daughters, John Thomas Mead Jr., Saginaw Twp.; Jean and Lee Hagon, Swartz Creek; Thomas and Linda Mead, Saginaw Twp.; Jimmie Mead, Saginaw Twp.; Carol Vedrode, Saginaw Twp.; Julie Thomas, Saginaw; Matthew and Tammy Mead, Saginaw Twp.; 19 grandchildren, Joy, Jennifer, Larry, Matthew, Thomas III, Michael, Melissa, Theresa, Jimmie Jr., Nicole, Erin, Robert, the triplets: Sara, Nicholas and Rachel, Joshua, Mark, Ashley, Jonathan; 16 great-grandchildren, Kayli, Madisyn, Lorissa, Rylan, Rebecca, Meredith, Hunter, Emmalynn, Isabella, Addison, Olivia, the twins: Hannah and Hailey, Aneisa, Tessa, Ivy; one sister, Betty and Paul Pfund, Saginaw; many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald P. Mead, a daughter-in-law, Elsie Mead, and a grandson-in-law, Thomas Doran Jr. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Fr. Ronald Wagner will officiate with burial in Owen Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Monday from 12:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to American Heart Association.