John Paul Eago

August 24, 1961March 17, 2023
Obituary of John Paul Eago
John Paul Eago, age 61, died March 17th, 2023, after a long battle with MS. He is survived by his children and grandchildren, Joe (Lauren), Shana, Jack (gf: Reese). Grandkids, Gianna, Lucy, Lennon, and Aria. Besides his children, he is survived by his mother, Pat and siblings, Debbie, Laurie (Mike), Brad, and several nieces and nephews. John was a business graduate from Central Michigan University. He was very proud of working as a candy store supervisor for his father and getting paid in Swedish Fish, before working his way up to an Operations Director in Manufacturing. In business (and mostly everyone who he encountered) John was known for his direct candor and “passionate” coaching skills. John loved playing guitar and was gifted to be able to learn by ear. He would hear a song and then spend days finding the right guitar to personally recreate a song even with the advent of streaming music. John learned to sail from his father-in-law Dick Koller and spent a lot of time on the lake with Dick before John’s symptoms of MS set in. In the later years John spent Sundays watching football with Dick, nephew William, and brother-in-law John Campbell. They would typically console each other as best possible after Lion’s games. Dick was an excellent navigator and is undoubtedly helping to steer John to heaven and put his coaching skills to good use for their beloved teams. Special thanks must go to Wendy, John, William, Harley Campbell, and Jack Eago for all the years of helping with caregiving and emotional support. No words can describe how blessed John & his spouse, Kate were to have all of you, along with Kate’s mom, in his life. As John put it so many times, “We’re all in this together!” Viewings will be held at Peter’s Funeral Home on Sunday, March 26th from 2 to 6 p.m. with a service at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in his honor to The Grosse Pointe Park Foundation [].

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Sunday, March 26, 2023


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A. H. Peters Funeral Home

Sunday, March 26, 2023